Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Questions (125)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

125. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons employed in the public sector. [52000/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

According to the most recent quarterly returns available, there were 337,720* public servants employed on a full-time equivalent basis in the public sector as of end-September 2019.

Civil Servants

41,032

Civil Service Industrials

1,509

Defence Sector

9,100

Education Sector

108,849

Health Sector

119,126

Justice Sector

14,554

Local Authorities

29,353

Non-Commercial State Agencies

14,197

* All figures rounded to nearest whole number.