Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (131)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

131. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the compensation payments made by the Irish Prison Service to prison officers, other prison staff and members of the public in 2016 and 2017, by year, amount paid and the general nature of claim made for the payment, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10394/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the majority of compensation cases are managed by the State Claims Agency and Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal respectively and are independent of the Irish Prison Service. Where compensation is awarded it is subsequently paid from the Prison Service vote.

The tables show the total amount paid in each category of claim to Prison Service Staff and to members of the public for the years 2016 & 2017.

Prison Staff Compensation 2016

Amount

Hazard Category 

Hazard Descriptors

Year

€230,686.50

Behavioural Hazards

Violence, Harassment, Aggression

2016

€394,465.19

Biological Hazards

Bacteria, Virus

2016

€197,152.80

Chemical Hazards

Particulates, Gas

2016

€57,457.22

Crash/Collision

Crash, Collision

2016

€1,065,966.89

Physical Hazards

Slips, Trips, Falls

2016

Prison Staff Compensation 2017

Amount

Hazard Category 

Hazard Descriptors

Year

€1,117,619.60

Physical Hazards

Slips, Trips, Falls

2017

€516,903.50

Behavioural Hazards

Violence, Harassment, Aggression

2017

€158,182.85

Biological Hazards

Bacteria, Virus

2017

€291,449.84

Crash/Collision

Crash/Collision

2017

€110.00

Property   Damage/Loss (non crash/collision)

Property   Damage/Loss (non crash/collision)

2017

Civilian Compensation 2016

Compensation

Hazard Category (Exposure to)

Hazard Descriptors

Year

€22,987.00

Behavioural Hazards

Violence, Harassment, Aggression

2016

€27,652.34

Crash/Collision

Crash, Collision

2016

€25,842.00

Physical Hazards

Slips, Trips, Falls

2016

€40,000.00

Psychological Hazards

Wrongful Death

2016

Civilian Compensation 2017

Compensation

Hazard Category (Exposure to)

Hazard Descriptors

Year

€19,247.60

Crash/Collision

Crash, Collision

2017

€167,500.00

Physical Hazards

Slips, Trips, Falls

2017