Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (66)

Michael Moynihan

Ceist:

66. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of civil and public service jobs that relocated to all 53 locations in 25 counties under the 2003 decentralisation programme by Department and location in each county in tabular form; and his plans for a new programme. [40668/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Decentralisation Programme announced in December 2003 involved the potential relocation of over 10,000 civil and public service jobs to 53 locations in 25 counties.

It was decided by the Government in 2011 that the Decentralisation Programme should be cancelled in light of the budgetary and staffing outlook at that time. Up to that date, about a third of the target numbers, over 3,400 posts were decentralised. It is estimated that the proportion of civil servants working outside Dublin is now in the region of 50%.

The accompanying table sets out the details requested by the Deputy in his question.

I currently have no plans to introduce a further programme of decentralisation.

Number of Staff relocated (2011) - Decentralisation - Organisations and Staff Moved.

Location

-

-

Department/Organisation

Staff moved

Carlow

1

Carlow (advance party)

Enterprise Trade & Innovation 

103

Cavan

2

Cavan (advance party)

Communications Energy & Natural Resources

57

3

Kilrush

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

57

Clare

4

Shannon¹ (advance party)

Enterprise Ireland

66

Agriculture Fisheries & Food

85

BIM

20

5

Clonakilty

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

47

Cork

6

Cork City 

Health Information and Quality Authority

47

7

Buncrana

Social Protection 

100

Donegal

8

Gaoth Dobhair 

Foras na Gaeilge 

5

9

Clifden (advance party)

Pobal

25

Road Safety Authority

40

10

Loughrea

Transport - Road Haulage

10

Community Equality

Galway

11

Na Forbacha

and Gaeltacht Affairs

12

12

Killarney

Tourism Culture & Sport 

79

Kerry

13

Listowel

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

52

14

Athy (advance party)

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

73

15

Naas

Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority

12

Defence

165

Kildare

16

Newbridge

Defence Forces HQ 

55

Kilkenny

17

Thomastown (advance party in Kilkenny)

Health & Safety Authority

33

Data Protection Commissioner

23

Equality Tribunal

8

18

Portarlington (advance party)

NCCA

12

Laois

19

Portlaoise (advance party)

Agriculture Fisheries & Food 

317

Leitrim

20

Carrick-on-Shannon

Social Protection 

159

21

Limerick

Foreign Affairs - Development Co-operation Ireland

134

Limerick

22

Newcastlewest

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

52

Longford

23

Longford

Irish Prison Service

133

Louth

24

Dundalk² (advance party)

Sustainable Energy Ireland

11

25

Ballina

Road Safety Authority

62

26

Charlestown (advance party in Tubbercurry)

Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs

100

Mayo

27

Claremorris (advance party)

Office of Public Works

31

Coroners Service

4

Garda Civilian Human Resources Division

38

National Property Services Regulatory Authority

9

Office of the Director of Probation Service

15

28

Navan

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

100

Meath

29

Trim

Office of Public Works

240

30

Birr (advance party)

FÁS

20

Offaly

31

Tullamore

Finance

122

Roscommon

32

Roscommon

Property Registration Authority - Land Registry

77

Sligo

33

Sligo

Social Protection 

72

Private Security Authority

32

34

Tipperary Town 

Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (advance move)

63

Garda HQ - Garda Central Vetting Office

67

35

Thurles (advance party) 

Garda HQ - Fixed Charge Processing Section

66

Tipperary

36

Roscrea (advance party)

Equality Authority

16

37

Athlone

Education & Skills 

88

Westmeath

38

Mullingar (advance party)

Education & Skills 

7

Wexford

39

Wexford (advance party)

Environment Heritage & Local Government

189

Total

3,410

¹ Includes 40 Shannon Development posts absorbed into Enterprise Ireland and additional posts located in Shannon under a parallel process.

² SEI are in the process of relocating a further 13 posts to Dundalk.