Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (149)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

149. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons the Revenue Commissioners recruited since January 2019, by grade and county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29144/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Revenue is an integrated tax and customs administration. I am advised that Revenue has appointed 615 staff from open and interdepartmental competitions since the start of 2019. Of these, almost 400 were assigned to customs roles or to backfill positions from which existing staff were assigned to customs roles in preparation for Brexit, with the balance assigned to other Revenue functions. Resources are deployed based on business needs.

Table 1: Revenue staff appointed by grade from 1 January to 30 June 2019

Grade

PO

AP

HEO/AO

EO

CO

Service Officer

Total

Number

3

29

71

119

389

4

615

Table 2: Revenue staff appointed by location from 1 January to 30 June 2019

Location

Total

Dublin

346

Leinster (excluding Dublin and Louth)

38

Munster

191

BMW

40

Total

615