Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (198, 200)

Seán Fleming

Question:

198. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of agency and contract staff currently employed under the aegis of his Department; the mechanism in place for monitoring and managing the associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10977/13]

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Clare Daly

Question:

200. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will outline the numbers and cost of agency staff under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11057/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 198 and 200 together.

Information in respect of the numbers of contract/agency staff employed in bodies/agencies funded from my Department's Vote Group in 2012 is set out in the table below. There has been no change to these numbers thus far in 2013. As the Deputies will be aware, my Department and the bodies under its aegis (other than North South Implementation Bodies) are subject to the moratorium on public sector recruitment and have been directed to achieve a progressive reduction in payroll costs staffing numbers through the implementation of an Employment Control Framework (ECF) over the period 2010-2015. Progress in this regard is subject to regular review in consultation with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Body

Staff engaged on fixed term contracts as at 31/12/2012

Agency staff numbers as at 31/12/2012

Agency staff employed during 2012

Cost of agency

staff in 2012

Arts Council

2

3

3

€180,129

Ulster-Scots Agency*

1

0

0

0

Irish Film Board

2

2

2

€ 43,320

Chester Beatty Library

2

0

0

0

Crawford Art Gallery

4

0

0

0

Foras na Gaeilge*

6

0

0

0

Heritage Council

1

0

0

0

Irish Museum of Modern Art

1

0

0

0

National Concert Hall

1

1

4

€ 30,376

National Library of Ireland

5

1

1

€ 29,487

National Museum of Ireland

3

0

1

€ 38,216

Údarás na Gaeltachta

1

0

0

0

Waterways Ireland*

1

4

25

€517,171

National Gallery of Ireland

16

1

2

€ 46,810

Total

46

12

38

€885,509

*North South Implementation Bodies are not subject to the moratorium on recruitment or the ECF framework.