Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (51)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

51. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of workers employed through his Department under the status of agency worker. [20627/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

My Department engages agency staff from time to time where in-house resources are not readily available. These staff are mainly involved in the provision of healthcare services at military medical facilities. The number engaged can vary from week to week depending on the requirements of the military authorities. At present, agency workers are providing physiotherapy, psychology, dental, social worker and nursing services.