101. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when approval will be granted to fill the position of county registrar in Westmeath, in view of the fact that her Department has sought permission in this regard. [22269/16]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy may be aware, I have recently approved a proposal to fill the County Registrar vacancy in Westmeath. A request for sanction to proceed with this proposal has been forwarded to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for consideration and once sanction has been approved, the recruitment process will be initiated through the Public Appointments Service.