Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (60)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

60. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of persons employed in the public sector by his Department or agency, and by grade, for each year of the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [30455/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following table. The figures include officers from other Government Departments serving in our missions abroad, most notably Ireland's Permanent Representative to the EU in Brussels, but exclude staff that are locally recruited abroad. The figures at December 2012 include a number of temporary staff recruited for the lead up to and the duration of Ireland's Presidency of the EU.

Staff in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grade

FTE* Number end Dec 2008

FTE Number end Dec 2009

FTE Number end Dec 2010

FTE Number end Dec 2011

FTE Number end Dec 2012

Secretary General

1

1

1

1

1

Second Secretary General

4

2

2

2

2

Deputy Secretary General

4

5

5

3

3

Assistant Secretary/General and equivalent

42

43

37

35

30

Principal Development Specialist

3

4

5

5

5

Counsellor/Principal Officer/Principal Officer Architect

91

83

82

79

76

Senior Development Specialist

20

19

18.6

17

16

Accountant

6

4

4

4

5

Assistant Principal/First Secretary/Assistant Legal Advisers/Translator/Senior Architect/Press Officer

187.9

187.9

187.8

180.1

179

Development Specialist

23

27.8

26.8

24.8

24.8

Higher Executive Officer/Third Secretary/Administrative Officer/Librarian

176.7

169.35

179.55

178.4

168

Executive Officer

108.2

101.3

97.9

96.4

92.1

Staff Officer

42.2

42.2

43

41.1

37.6

Clerical Officer

480.8

466.2

436.6

426.8

410.7

Cleaners/Services Officer/Services Attendant/Nightwatchpersons

46.8

47.8

46.8

46.8

42

Ministerial staff/Advisors

10

11

12

11

13

Civilian Driver

4

5

4

4

2

Temporary Administrative Officer/Clerical Officer/Interns for Presidency

-

-

-

-

25

Total

1250.60

1219.55

1189.05

1155.40

1127.20

* Full Time Equivalent

There are no State agencies under the aegis of my Department.