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.

Grade Total 
Secretary General 1
Deputy Secretary* 3
Assistant Secretary* 19
Principal Officer* 109
Assistant Principal Officer* 305
Higher Executive Officer* 298
Administrative Officer* 325
Executive Officer 430
Clerical Officer* 861
Service Officer 43
Total 2394

*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.