Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

Garda Civilian Staff

9:00 pm

Photo of Seán KennySeán Kenny (Dublin North East, Labour)
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Question 530: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of requests received from An Garda Síochána to employ additional civilian staff in the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the job title of each request; the number of requests that were approved, pending or refused in each of these years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8218/12]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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The number of requests sought, approved and refused, for additional civilian staff in An Garda Síochána for the years 2009-2011 and to date in 2012 was as set out in the attached table. It must be remembered that the moratorium on public service recruitment and appointments continues to apply in the Garda Síochána for civilian staff and sworn members. Derogations may be sought from the moratorium in exceptional circumstances from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

YearGradeNumber SoughtApprovedRefused
2009-000
2010-000
2011Crime and Policing Analysts202
2011Higher Executive Officer743
2011Executive Officer440
2011Staff Officer101
2011Clerical Officers35035*
2011District Finance OfficersTo replace as requiredActing up posts where necessaryPermanent replacements
2012-000

*Sanction was received for the filling of 20 temporary clerical officer positions in 2011 in the central vetting unit in Thurles.

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