Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (599)

Willie Penrose

Question:

599. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of additional staff appointed in her Department and agencies under her remit in 2019; the estimated cost of hiring the additional staff, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46701/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following table.

Organisation

Number of additional staff appointed in 2019

Estimated annualised payroll cost of additional staff appointed in 2019

€million

Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht

33

1.22

Arts Council

5

0.244

Crawford Art Gallery

1

0.048

National Concert Hall

2

0.116  

National Gallery of Ireland

13

0.435  

National Library of Ireland

2

0.060  

National Museum of Ireland

9

 0.240

Screen Ireland

2

0.060  

Waterways Ireland

12

0.402  

 

 

 

Total

79

2.825

I am informed that my Department, Waterways Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland all recruited a number of seasonal staff in 2019.  As this is an annual occurrence to give additional cover for busy periods in public-facing sections such as the National Parks in my Department and does not give rise to a year-on-year increase in payroll, seasonal staff are not accounted for in the above figures.