Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1207)

Mattie McGrath


1207. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of full and part-time staff employed in her Department; the number of such staff being paid at the minimum wage rate of pay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44842/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I am informed that the total number of staff in my Department as at end September 2019 is 692.

Of these, six are on part time contracts and the remainder are on full-time contracts. The Department's records show that seventy-nine staff are also currently availing of either the civil service work sharing scheme or of statutory parental leave and, therefore, work less than conditioned full-time hours.

The six part time staff in my Department are paid at the current national minimum wage of €9.80 per hour.