Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Community Welfare Services

Photo of Duncan SmithDuncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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615. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of community welfare officers in the State; the number per area; the number who have retired within the past three years in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32787/22]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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There are 329 Community Welfare Officers (CWO) in my Department.

The number of CWOs by county is set out in table 1 below.  Details of the number of CWOs who retired in the past three years is not readily available.  The number of CWO retirements from January to June 2022 is included in table 2 below.

Table 1:  Number of CWOs by county

County No. of CWOs by county No. of CWOs by county (full-time equivalent)
Carlow 4 4
Cavan 3 2.8
Clare 8 7.7
Cork 42 38.9
Donegal 19 18.5
Dublin 86 81.53
Galway 17 15.9
Kerry 18 15.13
Kildare 8 7.8
Kilkenny 5 4.3
Laois 5 4.73
Leitrim 3 3
Limerick 19 18.6
Longford 4 4
Louth 10 9.4
Mayo 12 10.8
Meath 4 4
Monaghan 3 2.8
Offaly 5 4.6
Roscommon 4 4
Sligo 4 4
Tipperary 14 13.3
Waterford 10 10
Westmeath 7 6.8
Wexford 8 8
Wicklow 7 6.7
Table 2: Number of CWOs retirements by area from January to June 2022
Area No. of Retirements
Athlone 1
Cork 1
Dublin 2
Galway 1
Kilkenny 1
Limerick 2
Newbridge 3
Tullamore 2
Total 13

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