Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (123)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

123. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the number of staff assigned in his Department to the press office, public relations or communications roles in each year since 2015; and the positions by staffing grade and designated role and for each new position when it came into existence. [11984/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

Details of staff assigned in my Department to the Government Press Office, public relations or communications roles as at 31December in 2015, 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018 are set out in the following tables:

31 December 2015

Position/Grade

No.

Government Press Office

Politically appointed staff

Government Press Secretary

1

Deputy Government Press Secretary

1

Assistant Government Press Secretary

1

Civil servants

Press Officer - Assistant Principal

1

Press Officer- Higher Executive Officer

3

Press Officer - Administrative Officer

1

Clerical Officer

1

Government Information Service/MerrionStreet.ie

Assistant Principal

1

Executive Officer

4

Economic Division – Communications on Action Plan for Jobs

Assistant Principal

1

Higher Executive Officer

1

Total

16

31 December 2016

Position/Grade

No.

Government Press Office

Politically appointed staff

Government Press Secretary

1

Deputy Government Press Secretary

1

Assistant Government Press Secretary

1

Civil servants

Press Officer - Assistant Principal

1

Press Officer- Higher Executive Officer

4

Clerical Officer

1

Government Information Service/MerrionStreet.ie

Assistant Principal

1

Executive Officer

2

Executive Officer - vacancy

2

Economic Division – Communications on Action Plan for Jobs

Higher Executive Officer

1

International, EU & Nth Ireland Division -

Communications on Brexit

Assistant Principal

1

Total

16

31 December 2017

Position/Grade

No.

Government Press Office

Politically appointed staff

Government Press Secretary

1

Deputy Government Press Secretary

1

Assistant Government Press Secretary

1

Civil servants

Press Officer - Assistant Principal

1

Press Officer- Higher Executive Officer

4

Clerical Officer

1

Strategic Communications Unit

Director - Assistant Secretary

1

Assistant Principal Officer

4

Administrative Officer

3

Higher Executive Officer

2

Executive Officer

2

Clerical Officer

1

Total

22

21 March 2018

Position/Grade

No.

Government Press Office

Politically appointed staff

Government Press Secretary

1

Deputy Government Press Secretary

1

Assistant Government Press Secretary

1

Civil servants

Press Officer - Assistant Principal

1

Press Officer- Higher Executive Officer

4

Clerical Officer

1

Strategic Communications Unit

Director - Assistant Secretary

1

Principal Officer

1

Assistant Principal Officer

4

Administrative Officer

3

Higher Executive Officer

2

Executive Officer

4

Total

24

Question No. 124 answered with Question No. 80.
Questions Nos. 125 and 126 answered with Question No. 73.