Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1979)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

1979. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of engineer position staffing requests under each engineer grade received from either Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council in 2018 and to date in 2019; the number received that were approved, pending or refused, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36131/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Under section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, the Chief Executive of each local authority is responsible for staffing and organisational arrangements necessary for carrying out the functions of the local authority. Under current sanctioning arrangements Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council may fill engineering grade vacancies that arise, up to Senior Executive Engineer grade, within the numbers agreed through workforce planning, without recourse to my Department. An application must be made to my Department for sanction approval for additional staff outside of these agreed parameters.

Since 1 January 2018, my Department has received 15 staff sanction requests for engineering related grades from Dublin City Council, all of which have been approved, and 5 from Fingal County Council, all of which have also been approved. Details of these requests are set out in the table below.

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

TITLE OF POST

NUMBER OF POSTS(S)

STATUS

2018

Senior Engineer

1

Approved

Senior Executive Engineer

4

Approved

2019

Nil

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

TITLE OF POST

NUMBER OF POSTS(S)

STATUS

2018

Senior Engineer

2

Approved

Senior Executive Engineer

6

Approved

Executive Engineer

1

Approved

Assistant Engineer

1

Approved

2019

Senior Engineer

1

Approved

Senior Executive Engineer

2

Approved

Assistant Engineer

2

Approved