Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (251)

John McGuinness

Question:

251. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 297 of 16 October 2018, the number of candidate complaints that were upheld and partially upheld, respectively, in relation to Garda to sergeant competitions in view of the fact that no reviews overturned the promotion and progression decision in the past two competitions (details supplied); if the candidates were afforded another interview; and if not, if this is in breach of the Public Service Appointments Code of Practice and other legislation. [49746/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters and deployment of resources. Appointment to the rank of Sergeant is a matter for the Garda Commissioner under section 14 of the Act.

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the information requested and as soon as it is received I will write directly to the Deputy.