Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Department of Justice and Equality
Irish Prison Service
214. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of positions to be filled in the Irish Prison Service as part of the current recruitment drive; when interviews will be completed for the positions; when a panel will be established; the length of time the panel will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28732/18]
I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that the current recruitment campaign commenced on 2 February, 2018 with a closing date of 22 February, 2018 and is the second such recruitment campaign in 2 years. This recruitment process remains ongoing and it is intended to have a final panel in place in the coming months. Once finalised, the panel will remain in place for 24 months or until such time as the panel is exhausted.
The Irish Prison Service intend to recruit over 250 Recruit Prison Officers in 2019, from the current recruitment campaign.