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 and payroll costs. To this end, my Department gathers quarterly data on staff numbers and pay in the local authorities but this does not provide details of the specific role and function of each individual staff member or their individual annual salary cost.
Therefore, my Department is not in a position to provide details of the local authorities that employ or do not employ full-time Irish language officers or the annual salary cost. This information should be available directly from local authorities.