Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Questions (908)

Martin Browne


908. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated full-year cost of recruiting three extra full-time archaeologists to deal with forestry applications within his Department. [4206/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The starting salary for entry level archaeologists is €32,321 so the cost in year one would be just under €100,000. This would rise incrementally each year thereafter.

My Department significantly enhanced our archaeology team in 2019 with the recruitment of two new permanent archaeologists. There are currently no plans to recruit additional archaeologists.