167. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the breakdown of staff in his Department by grade. [44359/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The following table outlines the breakdown of staff in my Department by grade as of 15/10/2018. These figures include staff in a range of agencies under the Department's aegis, including the Probation Service, Forensic Science Ireland, certain staff of the Irish Prison Service, Insolvency Service Ireland, and the Data Protection Commission.
|Assistant Principal Officer*||305|
|Higher Executive Officer*||298|
*Technical/professional posts have been included with the general Civil Service grade for which they are analogous.
The Deputy Secretary General grade includes the posts of State Pathologist and Director General of Irish Prisons.