Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (234)

Shane Cassells


234. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of employees of his Department that were dismissed in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019; the reason for the dismissal of each employee; the number of employees suspended in the same period; and the reason for the suspension of each in tabular form. [48064/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The following table lists the numbers of employees of my Department either dismissed or suspended from 2016 to date:

Number of employees dismissed

Number of employees suspended

2016 - Nil Dismissals

2016 - One employee suspended

2017 - Nil Dismissals

2017 - Nil suspensions

2018 - Nil Dismissals

2018 - One employee suspended

2019 - One Dismissal

2019 - One employee suspended

Given the confidential nature of disciplinary processes, and given that divulging the reasons for dismissal and/or suspension is likely to identify the person who was dismissed and/or suspended, I consider this to be personal information that is held by my Department on the understanding that it would be treated as confidential.

As such, it is not considered appropriate to furnish this aspect of the requested information.