Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (70)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

70. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of sick days taken by members in each service of the Defence Forces to date in 2018. [44411/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

In line with other sectors, sick leave statistics for the Defence Forces are compiled annually and provided to the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (D/PER).  These statistics are used in order to track the levels of absenteeism across the public service.  The absence rates for the public service are then published by D/PER.

The total number of sick leave days claimed by members of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps as of the 23rd October is outlined in the tabular format below.

Service

Sick leave days 2018

Army

55,242

Naval Service

5,420

Air Corps

6,889

Total

67,551