Public Sector Staff Data

Questions (103)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

103. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of persons employed in the public sector by his Department or agency and by grade for each year of the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [30453/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The details sought by the Deputy are not fully available in the specific format requested. However, the table provides a sectoral breakdown of public sector numbers across the Education and Skills area for each of the five years 2008 to 2012.

Public Sector Numbers in Education - 2008 to 2012 (Whole Time Equivalents)*

Summary of Overall Positions

 -

End 2008 Nos.

End 2009 Nos.

End 2010 Nos.

End 2011 Nos.

End 2012 Nos.

1. Civil Service

Total

1,675

1,612

1,589

1,559

1,507

2.  Education Sector

Total

94,050

92,434

93,050

90,945

90,702

3.  NCSAs

Total

1,678

1,526

1,435

1,363

1,283

Overall Total

 -

97,403

95,572

96,074

93,867

93,492

1. Civil Service

Total

1,675

1,612

1,589

1,559

1,507

Of which: -

National Council for Special Education

105

110

108

107

103

-

State Exams Commission

170

163

154

148

147

-

{  Department of Education & Skills

1,143

1,097

1,088

1,059

1,019

-

{                                                   NEPS

173

174

183

192

187

-

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

37

30

26

23

26

-

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

18

10

3

3

3

-

Residential Institutions Redress Board

29

28

27

27

22

2.  Education Sector

Total

94,050

92,434

93,050

90,945

90,702

Of which: -

First Level Education

41,033

40,903

41,504

40,568

40,998

-

Primary Teachers

31,939

31,814

32,423

32,030

32,276

-

Model Schools

8

8

8

8

8

-

Clerical Assistants

195

194

189

188

186

-

Caretakers

196

181

169

154

144

-

Rutland Street

5

5

5

5

5

-

Other Special Ed Projects

20

18

18

18

18

 -

SNAs

8,670

8,683

8,692

8,165

8,361

-

Second Level Education

33,074

32,501

32,990

32,348

32,038

-

Secondary Teachers

-

-

-

12,940

12,629

-

Vocational Teachers

-

-

-

10,670

10,689

-

C&C Teachers

-

-

-

4,260

4,192

-

Teacher sub-total

28,297

27,779

28,203

27,870

27,510

-

SNAs

2,002

1,950

2,142

1,952

2,029

-

Clerical Assistants

141

138

137

131

128

-

C&C Non-Teachers

503

503

466

454

441

-

VEC Non-Teachers

2,131

2,131

2,042

1,941

1,930

-

Third Level Education (core funded posts)

19,943

19,030

18,556

18,029

17,666

-

Universities/HEA Institutions

11,365

10,843

10,527

10,276

10,060

-

Institutes of Technology

8,180

7,797

7,656

7,398

7,265

-

Colleges of Education/Non-HEA Institutions

32

33

31

29

27

-

Dublin Dental Hospital

143

138

136

131

126

-

Royal Irish Academy

90

85

78

70

72

-

Royal Irish Academy of Music

68

69

64

64

59

-

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

65

65

64

61

57

3.  NCSAs

Total

1,678

1,526

1,435

1,363

1,283

Of which: -

QQI (HETAC, FETAC, NQAI, IUQB)

104

104

93

90

80

-

Grangegorman Development Agency

6

5

4

7

7

-

Higher Education Authority

76

64

63

61

56

-

National Centre for Technology in Education

19

19

17

16

14

-

Teaching Council

39

39

38

28

30

-

 FAS(Staff assigned to DES)

1434

1295

1220

1161

1096

* Note - the numbers provided in this table relate to posts funded from Pay subheads under the Education and Skills Vote. A number of other posts are funded from Non-Pay subheads and are not included in this table, e.g. ancillary staff employed by schools.

National Monuments

Questions (104)

Dominic Hannigan

Question:

104. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a list of all the official monuments in County Meath in the possession of the Office of Public Works including map references; the persons that can be contacted if there is a query regarding a monument; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29775/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Heritage Service of the Office of Public Works is responsible for the conservation, care and management of 79 National Monuments that are in State ownership or guardianship in Co Meath. These are listed below. The OPW is not in a position to provide map references for these monuments but full mapping details can be found on www.archaeology.ie. This is the website of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht's National Monuments Service and has an excellent database with mapping references.

Queries on all these monuments can be directed to either the OPW National Monuments Depot in Trim on 046 943 1352 or to the National Monuments Service of the Office of Public Works in Claremorris. Lo-call 1890 213 414

The Office of Public Works provide visitor services for all or part of the year at the following sites:

Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth.

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre serving all 3 of these sites is open all year round. Queries can be directed to 041 9880300

The Hill of Tara.

This monument is open to the public with guide service from late May to Mid September, Tel: 046 902 5903. Queries in the closed season can be directed to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.

Loughcrew.

This monument is open to the public with guide service from May to August, Tel: 049 854 1240. Queries in the closed season can be directed to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.

Trim Castle:

This monument is open to the public all year round but on weekends only in winter. Tel: 046 943 8619

No.

County

Description

Location

Register No

O/G

1

Meath

Church, Round Tower

Donaghmore

106

Owned

2

Meath

Chapel, Crosses

Castlekeeran

107

Owned

3

Meath

St. Columb's House, Kells

Kells (Townparks)

108

Owned

4

Meath

Church, 2 Crosses

Skreen

109

Owned

5

Meath

Newtown Trim Cathedral

Trim, Newtown

110

Owned

6

Meath

Tumulus

Dowth

147

Owned

7

Meath

Tumulus

Knowth

147.01409

Owned

8

Meath

Tumulus

Newgrange

147.03

Owned

9

Meath

Hill of Tara Earthworks

Castleboy/Castletown Tara

148

Owned

10

Meath

Hill of Ward Earthworks

Wardstown

150

Guardianship

11

Meath

Cairn N

Corstown

151.01

Owned

12

Meath

Cairn L

Newtown

151.02

Owned

13

Meath

Kells Round Tower, High Crosses

Kells (Townparks)

158

Owned

14

Meath

Duleek Priory Church

Duleek (Commons)

179

Owned

15

Meath

The Yellow Steeple, St. Mary's Abbey (Aug.), Part of Town Wall, Sheeps Gate, Porchfield

Trim

186

Owned

16

Meath

Abbey (Cist.)

Bective

187

Owned

17

Meath

Friary

Slane

188

Owned

18

Meath

St Cianan's Church

Duleek

199

Owned

19

Meath

Castle

Donore

232

Owned

20

Meath

Cannistown Church or Ardsallagh Church

Ardsallagh

239

Owned

21

Meath

Castle

Robertstown

256

Owned

22

Meath

Church

Killeen

257

Guardianship

23

Meath

Rathmaeve, Tara Hill

Odder

261

Owned

24

Meath

Church, Cross

Cruicetown

264

Owned

25

Meath

Castle

Athlumney

287

Guardianship

26

Meath

Church, Cross & Base

Rathmore

289

Guardianship

27

Meath

Cairn P

Corstown

290.01

Owned

28

Meath

Cairn Q

Corstown

290.01

Owned

29

Meath

Cairn R.1

Corstown

290.01

Owned

30

Meath

Cairn R.2

Corstown

290.01

Owned

31

Meath

Cairn S

Corstown

290.01

Owned

32

Meath

Cairn T

Corstown

290.01

Owned

33

Meath

Cairn U

Corstown

290.01

Owned

34

Meath

Cairn V

Corstown

290.01

Owned

35

Meath

Cairn W

Corstown

290.01

Owned

36

Meath

Cairn F

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

37

Meath

Cairn G

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

38

Meath

Cairn H

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

39

Meath

Cairn I

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

40

Meath

Cairn J

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

41

Meath

Cairn K

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

42

Meath

Mound M

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

43

Meath

Stone O

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

44

Meath

Tumulus B

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

45

Meath

Cairn X

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

46

Meath

Cairn Za

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

47

Meath

Cross Yc

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

48

Meath

Fort Y

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

49

Meath

Megalithic Structure Yb

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

50

Meath

Rectangular Earthwork and Pillar Ya

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

51

Meath

Danestown

Danestown

309

Owned

52

Meath

Athcarne White Cross

Reask

322

Owned

53

Meath

Cross

Balrath

356

Guardianship

54

Meath

Lintel, Fragment of Medieval Church

Dunshaughlin

400

Guardianship

55

Meath

Passage Grave

Knowth

409

Owned

56

Meath

Tumuli, Standing Stone, Inscribed Stone

Dowth

410

Owned

57

Meath

Duleek Cross

Duleek (Commons)

440

Guardianship

58

Meath

Nangle Castle (East Wall)

Trim

468

Owned

59

Meath

Sheep Gate (part of Town Walls)

Trim

469

Owned

60

Meath

Passage Grave

Fourknocks

472

Guardianship

61

Meath

Castle

Dumoe

482

Owned

62

Meath

St. Nicholas' Church

Dunsany

489

Owned

63

Meath

Ringfort

Realtoge

495

Guardianship

64

Meath

Ringfort

Ardmulchan

496

Guardianship

65

Meath

King John's Castle

Trim

514

Owned

66

Meath

Castle

Athcarne

539

Owned

67

Meath

Mound

Gaulstown

541

Owned

68

Meath

Ringfort

Robertstown

542

Owned

69

Meath

Fort

Loughbracken

543

Owned

70

Meath

Baronstown Cross

Carrickdexter

544

Owned

71

Meath

Passage Grave & 2 decorated Stones

Ardmulchan

546

Guardianship

72

Meath

Sarsfieldstown Cross

Sarsfieldtown

547

Guardianship

73

Meath

Habitation complex

Knowth

549

Owned

74

Meath

Barrow

Ninch

551

Guardianship

75

Meath

St John's Priory

Trim, Newtown

553

Owned

76

Meath

Earthworks (Slieve Breagh)

Hoards Town

596

Owned

77

Meath

St Colmcille's Well

Calliaghstown

637

Guardianship

78

Meath

Hill of Tara : medieval church, standing stones, graveyard

Castleboy

668

Owned

79

Meath

2 Forts

Mountfortescue

651

Owned

State Properties

Questions (105)

Gerald Nash

Question:

105. Deputy Gerald Nash asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details of the Office of Public Works plans to redevelop the old employment exchange building at Barrack Street, Dundalk, County Louth; the plans the OPW has for potential future use of the building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29871/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works is currently engaged with Louth County Council regarding a number of state property sites in the country, including the Barrack Street property. A further meeting between officials will take place in the near future.

Garda Stations Refurbishment

Questions (106)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

106. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the works that are planned and have been carried out by the Office of Public Works on a building (details supplied) in Dublin 5; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29875/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Commissioners of Public Works, earlier this year, identified the requirement for Roof replacement works to be carried out at Coolock Garda Station covering an area of 213 m2. Works commenced on Tuesday 11th June and it is envisaged that these works will take 3 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

The Commissioners of Public Works have in recent times carried out a full refurbishment of the cell block at this Station under the capital works programme which was completed in May 2012.

The Commissioners of Public Works have also carried out work at the request of An Garda Síochana capturing a range of maintenance and upgrading works. Of note was the refurbishment work carried out to the Public Office, which was completed in mid November 2012.

Semi-State Bodies Dividends

Questions (107)

Michael McGrath

Question:

107. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he expects to receive the full projected amount of additional dividends from the commercial semi-State companies in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29960/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Budget 2013 provides for receipt of additional dividends of €100m from State companies, above the level anticipated under normal arrangements, of €105m. I expect that this full amount will be received.

State Properties

Questions (108)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

108. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason there are permanent padlocks on the gates of Croppies Acre, adjacent to Collins Barracks, Dublin; the reason that this burial ground is not open to the public as a place of reflection and as a historical site of huge importance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29701/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Esplanade in front of Collins Barracks, commonly known as Croppies Acre, has been susceptible to anti-social behaviour for quite some time. The walls are quite easily scaled in certain parts and the grounds are frequented by drug users and people abusing alcohol generally during the hours of darkness and especially at weekends. The grounds had been opened to the general public by the Office of Public Works, from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday, in line with the opening hours of the nearby National Museum. Unfortunately, it was becoming increasingly common for OPW staff to discover used syringes among other rubbish discarded by drug users. In October 2012 a decision was taken to close the area to the public on health and safety grounds, as sufficient resources are not available to the OPW to sterilise the entire area every day before opening the gates. OPW considered that the risks associated with discarded needles were too great too continue to allow access to either their staff or the public.

However OPW has been exploring ways of re-opening Croppies Acre and discussions are ongoing with Dublin City Council's Parks Department, in relation to the granting of a licence to the Council to manage and maintain the park.

Public Sector Staff Data

Questions (109)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

109. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons employed within the public sector by his Department or agency and by grade for each year the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29739/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

My Department was established up in July 2011and the figures are for numbers of persons employed in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for end year 2011, 2012 and as at end May 2013. The figures for 2012 and 2013 are inclusive of the persons employed in the new Shared Services Projects.

GRADE

2011

2012

2013

Administrative Officer

20

41

38

Assistant Principal

82

93

97

Assistant Secretary

7

6

7

Chief Medical Officer

1

1

1

Civilian Driver

2

2

2

Clerical Officer

42

36

86

Constituency Secretary

0

1

1

Director

1

1

1

Executive Officer

31

30

45

Higher Executive Officer

54

78

95

Occupational Health Nurse

3

3

3

Occupational Physician

2

2

2

Parliamentary Assistant

0

1

1

Principal Officer

37

40

39

Psychologist Grade 2

0

2

1

Second Secretary

1

0

0

Secretary General

1

1

1

Staff Officer

15

14

18

Teachers

10

6

4

Temporary Clerical Officer

0

11

35

Total

309

369

477

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Questions (110)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

110. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the proportion of Exchequer finance which was allocated to direct pay costs within the public sector for the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29742/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The table sets out the gross Exchequer paybill for the previous five years to 2008 and the latest estimate for 2013, and presents it as a proportion of both gross current voted expenditure and gross total voted expenditure. The figures to 2011 are as per the audited Appropriation Accounts; the provisional outturn figures for 2012 and the estimates for 2013 were published in the Revised Estimates for Public Service 2013, on 17 April 2013. The pay figures are on a gross basis and, consequently, do not include the receipts accruing from the introduction of the pension-related deduction on public service remuneration, which has yielded approximately €1bn per annum since its introduction in 2009.

For a detailed discussion of Exchequer pay and pensions, I would refer the Deputy to the Analysis of Exchequer Pay and Pensions Bill 2007 – 2012, published by the Central Pay Policy Section of the Remuneration and Industrial Relations Division of my Department. This publication presents a detailed breakdown of both gross and net pay and pension expenditure in aggregate terms, by sector and by individual Vote and is available on my Department’s website at www.per.gov.ie under the Reports tab.

-

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Est.

Gross Exchequer Paybill, €m

17,190

17,514

16,045

15,645

15,306

15,069

As a % of Gross Voted Total Expenditure

28%

28%

26%

27%

27%

28%

As a % of Gross Voted Current Expenditure

32%

31%

30%

30%

29%

29%

As the Deputy will be aware, the combined gross total for public service pay and pensions continues to account for just over one third of gross voted current expenditure and the Government’s approach has been to seek to ensure that the combined pay and pensions bill remains at a sustainable level in the context of our overall fiscal commitments.

Public Sector Staff Data

Questions (111)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

111. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the proportion of the workforce who are employed within the public service for the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29744/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Historical data on public service numbers is available on my Department’s website (http://databank.per.gov.ie) from Quarter 4 1994 to Quarter 1 2013.

The data requested by the Deputy are set out in the table.

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total in Employment

2,147.3

1,974.0

1,893.6

1,861.3

1,836.0

Total Unemployed

131.0

275.0

305.1

317.4

323.0

Total Labour Force (000)^

2,278.3

2,249.0

2,198.7

2,178.7

2,159.0

Public Service Numbers (000)*

320.3

310.7

305.9

297.3

290.8

(%)

14.1

13.8

13.9

13.6

13.5

Sources

^Central Statistics Office ( http://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/labourmarket/principalstatistics/ ). Data from April-June in each year.

*Department of Public Expenditure & Reform - Databank ( http://databank.per.gov.ie ). End year data on whole time basis.

Budget Measures

Questions (112)

Dominic Hannigan

Question:

112. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the equality budget campaign; his views on its proposals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29782/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

With regard to budgetary matters, when focusing on the primary objectives of reducing the deficit and returning sustainability to the public finances, it has been of vital importance to the Government to spread the burden of the adjustments in as fair and equitable a manner as possible while also seeking to minimise their negative impact on economic growth. The Government must also try to ensure that the available resources are spent carefully and that critical services continue to be delivered.

I am aware of recent calls for an “Equality Budgeting” approach. Many aspects of the expenditure reforms that I have been progressing - notably with regard to enhanced levels of transparency and the publication of a draft budget, which allows for public consultation and debate on the particulars of the budget before it is finalised – are already responding to this.

As you know, the new ‘whole-of-year-budgeting’ reform, announced in the Comprehensive Expenditure Report 2012-2014 enhances the role and the policy relevance of the Oireachtas in particular with regard to the role of Committees in ex ante consideration of resource allocation priorities in each area. This provides a forum in which Oireachtas Committees and Departments can assess and discuss the equality implications of any policy proposal in advance of the final Estimates. Furthermore, the Government Programme places emphasis upon performance and delivery across public administration. Performance Budgeting builds performance information right into the heart of the budget documentation and shows what outputs and outcomes are being delivered with public funds. This information is now publicly available on the IrelandStat website and links the Government goals with associated outcomes.

A recent OECD report (titled “Crisis squeezes income and puts pressure on inequality and poverty”), published on 15 May, found that income distribution among Irish households was more equal than the average across the rest of all other OECD nations. In addition to this, the most recent Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2011 illustrates the strong performance of social transfers in protecting those on the lowest incomes. In 2011, social transfers (including pensions) reduced the at-risk-of-poverty rate from 50.7 per cent to 16 per cent.

The Programme for Government contains a clear commitment that all public bodies would take due note of equality and human rights in carrying out their functions. The State and its bodies must, of course, comply with all provisions of equality legislation in the development and delivery of policies and services.

Finally, Cabinet procedures require that proposals put to Government indicate clearly whether there is any impact of the proposal on, amongst other things, gender equality, persons experiencing or at risk of poverty or social exclusion and people with disabilities and these considerations are taken into account when taking Government decisions on Budget matters.