Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (590)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

590. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the budget and number of staff working in his Department in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51572/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Department of Rural and Community Development was established on the 19th July 2017 to promote rural and community development and to build vibrant sustainable communities across the country.

The Department’s gross annual allocation since 2017, as detailed in each Revised Estimates, is set out below along with the corresponding staffing numbers.

Since establishment the Department has undertaken required recruitment to build the corporate and policy making capacity which will enable it to deliver on its mission. Appropriate resourcing has taken place as expected and the numbers below are inclusive of staff within the Charities Regulatory Authority.

Year

DRCD Allocation (Gross) (per Revised Estimates

Staff

2017

€162.73m

155

2018

€238.23m

189

2019

€291.20m

191