Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3042)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

3042. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of persons working in her Department on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour; the number disaggregated by professional role; and the estimated cost of increasing the salaries of those on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour to a wage of €12.30 per hour. [34676/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Culture)

I am informed that there are 115 persons working in my Department on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour. Of these, 58 are administrative civil servants, 15 are conservation rangers and 42 are visitor guides. I am further informed that the estimated annualised cost of increasing the pay of these employees to a rate of €12.30 per hour would be in the order of €325,000.