Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (127)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

127. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons recruited to the Prison Service, male and female, in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49654/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the number of persons recruited to the Prison Service in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019 is set out in the following table. A breakdown by gender is also included as requested by the Deputy.

Year

Male

Female

2017

61

24

2018

186

75

2019 (to 27 November)

176

82