Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (752)

Robert Troy

Question:

752. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 414 of 11 July 2019, the number for all new hires and replacement staff over the three year period; and if she will provide the latest figures for new hires in each relevant agency and in her Department up to the end of August 2019. [36843/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

With regard to my own Department, and further to Parliamentary Question No. 414 of 11 July 2019, there have been no additional staff appointed to Brexit-related positions since July 2019. The total number of staff in my Department is currently 926.  

I have set out in the table below the number of additional staff appointed to Brexit-related positions in my Department and in the Agencies under its remit during 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019. In relation to the second part of the Deputy’s question, it is not possible to provide the numbers for all new hires over the three-year period in the time allotted. However, I have supplied the total headcount for my Department and each of the relevant agencies in the following table for further information.

  

 

 

 

 

Department/Agency   

2017   

2018   

2019   

Headcount (end Q2 2019)

Department

 5

915

NSAI

0

4

4

150

HSA

0

6

4

179

SFI

2

3

0

61

Enterprise Ireland*

27

20

7

624 

IDA Ireland

10

17

0

313

*Enterprise Ireland have 3 Brexit posts remaining to be filled.

While there are eight Agencies under the remit of my Department, the 5 listed above are the agencies in receipt of funding for additional Brexit-related posts.