Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (57)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

50 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of staff by grade in the Irish Embassies in Sofia, Nicosia, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Mexico for 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the number of these staff that are employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32893/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Foreign)

The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the following table:

Mission

Current staffing complement (Departmental employees, except where stated)

Changes in 2010 and 2011

Copenhagen

Officers posted from HQ: 1 Second Secretary (Ambassador); 1 Third Secretary.Local Staff: 1 PA to Ambassador; 2 Clerk Secretaries; 1 Driver; 1 Office Cleaner (0.4)

First Secretary post suppressed in 2010

Helsinki

Officers posted from HQ: 1 Counsellor (Ambassador); 1 Third Secretary.Local Staff: 2 Clerk Secretaries; 1 Driver / Messenger

None

Mexico

Officers posted from HQ: 1 Counsellor (Ambassador); 1 First Secretary; 1 Third Secretary.Local Staff: 1 PA to Ambassador; 2 Clerk Secretaries; 1 Driver / Messenger; 1 Driver (Agency staff)

None

Nicosia

Officers posted from HQ: 1 First Secretary (Ambassador); 1 Clerical Officer.Local Staff: 1 PA to Ambassador; 1 Clerk Secretary; 1 Driver / Messenger

Ambassador post re-graded from Counsellor to First Secretary level in 2010

Sofia

Officers posted from HQ: 1 Counsellor (Ambassador); 1 Third Secretary.Local Staff (all Agency staff)3 Clerk Secretaries1 Driver / Messenger

None