Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (186)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


186. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Finance his plans to increase the number of customs officers in County Cork in the context of Brexit. [20023/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

In September 2018, the Public Appointments Service (PAS) ran a competition to establish panels from which Clerical Officers (CO) would be assigned to Customs Trade Facilitation posts in Revenue. The specific locations for assignments from this competition were Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.  Interviews for the positions, which attracted over 3,000 applications, began in October 2018.  Following interviews, panels were established for all these locations.  

Revenue is an integrated tax and customs administration, and resources are deployed based on evolving business needs and in response to risk.  While no assignments have been made from the panel established for Cork at this time, candidates may be called from the panel as critical posts arise during the panel’s lifetime.