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Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

State Bodies

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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172. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of State boards under the remit of his Department or its agencies, in tabular form; the number of members on each board; the number of persons with a declared disability on each board; and the percentage of each board that is made up of persons with a declared disability. [62523/21]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The number of State Boards and the number of positions on each board under the remit of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, is set out below in tabular form. I'm informed that the Department and its Agencies do not collect data on disabilities at board level but only at organisational level.

State Board/Agency Number of Positions on Board
Enterprise Ireland 12
Health and Safety Authority 12
Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA) 9
Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) 11
IDA Ireland 12
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) 12
Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) 9
Low Pay Commission (LPC) 9

The percentage of persons employed with a disability in the Agencies under the remit of this Department is set out below in tabular form. This data was compiled via staff census in Q1 2021 and is based on voluntary self-declaration of disability. This is in accordance with guidance and standards issued by the National Disability Authority. The Department and each of its Agencies will conduct a further census in Q1 of 2022 to collect summary data for 2021.

Agency Total Number of employees % of employees with a disability
Competition & Consumer Protection Commission 120 6.67
Enterprise Ireland 672 3.13
The Health and Safety Authority 190 6.84
IDA Ireland 359 5.85
InterTrade Ireland 57 5.26
NSAI 164 4.27
PIAB 80 7.50


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