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281. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff in his Department and bodies under his aegis appointed to principal officer arising from internal competitions since 7 July 2015, by year. [41847/18]

282. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons appointed from the panels arising from the 2015 and 2017 open competitions for principal officer run by the Public Appointments Service, by year; if a table (details supplied) will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41860/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 281 and 282 together.
The following tables outline the promotions to the grade of Principal Officer as a result of internal competitions held in my Department since July 7th 2015 and open Principal Officer competitions in 2015 and 2017 run by the Public Appointments Service.
Figures are also included in respect of Department of Justice and Equality Prison Service civilian staff.
I have asked the agencies under the aegis of my Department to reply directly.

Department or Office Name: Justice and Equality 2015 2016 2017 2018
No. of appointments arising from internal competitions since 7/7/15 0 5 0 7
No. of appointments arising from 2015 PO Open competition run by PAS (Campaign ID: 1512210) (Effective 7/7/15) 1 6 9 n/a
No. of appointments arising from 2017 PO Open Competition run by PAS(Campaign ID: 17101202

(Effective 23/11/17)

n/a n/a 0 5

Department or Office Name: Irish Prison Service (civilian staff) 2015 2016 2017 2018
No. of appointments arising from internal competitions since 7/7/15 1 0 0 4
No. of appointments arising from 2015 PO Open competition run by PAS (Campaign ID: 1512210) (Effective 7/7/15) 0 1 0 0
No. of appointments arising from 2017 PO Open Competition run by PAS(Campaign ID: 17101202

(Effective 23/11/17)

n/a n/a 0 0

Note: these figures do not include staff at PO level recruited via the Interdepartmental PO mobility scheme introduced in 2015 under the Civil Service Renewal Programme.