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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Staff Data

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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465. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53646/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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104 new staff were recruited into my Department since January 2019. While some of these were additional staff, others were replacements to fill vacancies that arose.  Information in relation to grades/titles is set out below in two separate tables for general service grades and professional and technical grades.  In addition to these staff one special adviser and one Ministerial driver were appointed during 2019.  Both of these appointments were replacements rather than additional posts.

General Service Grades 

Grade   Number
Clerical Officer 17
Executive Officer 20 
Higher Executive Officer
Administrative Officer 13 
Assistant Principal 18 
Principal Officer  6
Service Officer 1
Totals 82

Professional and Technical Grades

Grade Officer
Architectural Adviser 1
Assistant Auditor
Planning Adviser
Geographical Information Systems Officer
Principal Adviser
Scientific Policy Adviser
Quantity Surveyor (Grade 1)
Statistical Data Manager
Total 22 


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