Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (806)

Jim O'Callaghan


806. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the vacancies within the Irish Prison Service for which it is recruiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32879/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that staffing requirements are continuously monitored, vacancies can arise as a result of multiple factors including mobility, promotions and retirements.

I am further advised that the Irish Prison Service recruitment process is on-going, internal promotional competitions are held to fill vacancies at all levels of the organisation as they arise.  The Irish Prison Service also engages in external recruitment, either directly as a recruitment licence holder, or through the Public Appointments Service, for certain posts of a specialised nature.

Currently the Irish Prison Service are filling vacancies for Prison Clerical Officers, Recruit Prison Officers, Prison Nurses along with some Senior Level grades.