Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (205)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Question:

209 Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of retired public servants who have been awarded temporary or term-time posts in the public sector over recent years. [35344/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

In response to the Deputy's question regarding the number of retired public servants who have been awarded temporary or term-time posts in the public sector over recent years I can supply the Deputy with information in respect of offices and bodies under the aegis of my Department only. It would be a matter for other Departments to answer in respect of the offices and bodies under their aegis. In the Office of Public Works, the following table shows the number of staff who were retained under the abatement principle under temporary contracts in the past few years:

Year

2010

2011

2012

Number retained

6

7

11*

*5 of which are currently retained.