Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Ceisteanna (1050)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

1050. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the 20 new education officers being recruited by Teagasc will be new recruits or existing employees of Teagasc being moved to these roles. [13552/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I can confirm that the 20 posts represent new fixed term teaching positions over and above the existing staff complement approved for Teagasc.

I understand that Teagasc have panels in place from which they intend to make appointments. In some circumstances, existing contract staff whose contracts are coming to an end can apply for the positions, which have a duration of two years.

The appointment process for these positions is exclusively an operational matter for Teagasc.