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131. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the compensation payments made by the Irish Prison Service to prison officers, other prison staff and members of the public in 2016 and 2017, by year, amount paid and the general nature of claim made for the payment, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10394/18]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the majority of compensation cases are managed by the State Claims Agency and Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal respectively and are independent of the Irish Prison Service. Where compensation is awarded it is subsequently paid from the Prison Service vote.
The tables show the total amount paid in each category of claim to Prison Service Staff and to members of the public for the years 2016 & 2017.
Prison Staff Compensation 2016

Amount Hazard Category  Hazard Descriptors Year
€230,686.50 Behavioural Hazards Violence, Harassment, Aggression 2016
€394,465.19 Biological Hazards Bacteria, Virus 2016
€197,152.80 Chemical Hazards Particulates, Gas 2016
€57,457.22 Crash/Collision Crash, Collision 2016
€1,065,966.89 Physical Hazards Slips, Trips, Falls 2016
Prison Staff Compensation 2017
Amount Hazard Category  Hazard Descriptors Year
€1,117,619.60 Physical Hazards Slips, Trips, Falls 2017
€516,903.50 Behavioural Hazards Violence, Harassment, Aggression 2017
€158,182.85 Biological Hazards Bacteria, Virus 2017
€291,449.84 Crash/Collision Crash/Collision 2017
€110.00 Property   Damage/Loss (non crash/collision) Property   Damage/Loss (non crash/collision) 2017


Civilian Compensation 2016

Compensation Hazard Category (Exposure to) Hazard Descriptors Year
€22,987.00 Behavioural Hazards Violence, Harassment, Aggression 2016
€27,652.34 Crash/Collision Crash, Collision 2016
€25,842.00 Physical Hazards Slips, Trips, Falls 2016
€40,000.00 Psychological Hazards Wrongful Death 2016
Civilian Compensation 2017
Compensation Hazard Category (Exposure to) Hazard Descriptors Year
€19,247.60 Crash/Collision Crash, Collision 2017
€167,500.00 Physical Hazards Slips, Trips, Falls 2017