Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of An Taoiseach
Departmental Staff Data
My Department currently avails of a contract cleaning service as a temporary measure to ensure that service levels in my Department are maintained while a recruitment process for additional cleaning staff is undertaken. In this regard, there is currently one contract cleaner employed on an agency basis in my Department. There are no agency staff currently employed by the National Economic & Social Development Office (NESDO) which is the only body under the aegis of my Department.
The information requested in respect of the years 2014 - 2018 is detailed in the following table.
There are currently 221.65 whole time equivalent staff employed in my Department. The administration pay budget for 2019 is €16.046 million. The increase in staff numbers reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to my Department in respect of climate action, national security, policing reform and Brexit.
My Department funds a number of inquiries including the Moriarty Tribunal (Est. 1997), the Cregan Commission (Est. 2015) and the Cooke Commission (Est. 2017). The average cost of inquiries to my Department for the period 2014 - 2018 was €5.246 million per year. In 2017 the cost of inquiries to my Department was €8.955 million. Commissions of Investigation and Tribunals of Inquiry are independent in their operation.
|Year||Total Outturn||Administration Pay Budget||Staff Numbers|
|2014||€19.900 million||€11.422 million||185|
|2015||€22.379 million||€12.336 million||199|
|2016||€22.585 million||€12.886 million||188|
|2017||€27.588 million||€13.926 million||203.5|
|2018||€26.513 million||€15.101 million||211.5|