Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (48)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

48. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 157 of 23 April 2013 if he will confirm the salary and related costs of diplomatic representation of staff posted from Ireland in 2011 and 2012; the capital expenditure expended on diplomatic representation in those years; if he will provide in tabular form the number of staff employed in diplomatic representation whose annual salary lies in the following ranges: €100-150,000, €150-200,000, €200-250,000 and more than €250,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20866/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

As indicated in my reply to Question No 157 on 23 April 2013, Ireland maintains 73 Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad to represent and promote the values and interests of the State and our people and provide frontline services to Irish citizens. I have set out in the table below the salary and related costs of staff posted from Ireland who were working at these Missions in 2011 and 2012.

YEAR

SALARY

ALLOWANCES

2011

€21,327,390

€8,998,026

2012

€20,367,563

€8,709,948

In 2011, capital expenditure on Missions was €933,901. In 2012 it was €878,604.

The number of HQ-based staff working at our Missions abroad whose annual salary lies in the ranges €100-150,000, €150-200,000, €200-250,000 and more than €250,000 is as follows:

SALARY RANGE

NUMBER OF STAFF

100,000-150,000

46

150,000-200,000

4

200,000-250,000

0

>250,000

0