Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ceisteanna (55)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

55. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of staff working in the passport offices in counties Cork and Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26037/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff permanently employed by my Department and assigned to the Passport Service’s Cork office at the end of May 2018 was 85.9. The number of FTE Staff permanently employed by my Department and assigned to the Passport Service’s offices Mount Street, Dublin and Balbriggan, Co. Dublin office at the end of May 2018 was 266.9 In addition to this, the Passport Service received sanction this year for 220 Temporary Clerical Officers to be appointed to the Passport Offices in Dublin and Cork in accordance with application volumes allocated to each office. Of these Temporary Clerical Officers, 40 were assigned to the Passport Office in Cork and the remainder were assigned to the two Dublin offices.