Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (227)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

227. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of heritage officers by local authority. [17132/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Under section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, each Chief Executive is responsible for the staffing and organisational arrangements necessary for carrying out the functions of the local authority for which he or she is responsible.

My Department oversees workforce planning for the local government sector, including the monitoring of local government sector employment levels. To this end, my Department gathers quarterly data on staff numbers in local authorities. However, the data does not provide details of the specific role and function of each individual staff member.  Therefore, my Department is not in a position to provide details of the number of Heritage Officers in each local authority. This information should be available directly from local authorities.