Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions (40)

Carol Nolan


40. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if personnel in his Department have been removed from their positions, have been transferred to another role or had their employment terminated from 2011 to date due to breaches of Departmental standards or professional misconduct or incompetence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57896/21]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

My Department operates within the Civil Service policy framework for Human Resources, and in this regard it carries out its functions in accordance with the circulars and policies set down by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The specific reason for the sanction / action is sensitive and personal information relevant to the individual concerned and it is the Department’s practice not to share such information to ensure that confidentiality is protected. The sanction / action would however broadly relate to some kind of misconduct or incompetence as defined under the Disciplinary Code or relate to not meeting the departmental requirements in respect of satisfactory performance / attendance under the Guidelines on Probation.

Notwithstanding the above, I have provided some information in the statistical table below in response to the Deputy’s question.

Sanction Under Relevant Policies


Removed from Position


Transferred (within Dept)




Contract Terminated


Other Sanctions, including Level 1 Verbal and Level 2 Written Warning; Demotion; Deferral of Increment; and Debarment from Competitions




*Removed from certain duties associated with the position