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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 87.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  the number of staff employed in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; the number of these employees in receipt of salaries €200,000, and over €150,000 and over €100,000, and their job titles. [14906/12]

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny The number of staff employed in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is 200. When worksharing patterns and staff on unpaid leave are taken into account this equates to 192.10 whole time equivalent staff.

No employees of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions are in receipt of salaries of €200,000 or higher. Two individuals are in receipt of salaries of over €150,000 but less than €200,000 and 21 employees are in receipt of salaries of more than €100,000 but less than €150,000. The table below shows the job titles.

Salary Grade Title Number of Staff
Over €200,000 Nil
€150,000 to €200,000 Director of Public Prosecutions 1
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions 1
€100,000 to €150,000 Professional Officer Grade II 3
Professional Officer Grade III 9
Principal Prosecution Solicitor 6
Principal Officer (Higher) 2
Senior Prosecution Solicitor 1

 88.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  the average amount paid to staff in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for travel and subsistence on an annual basis; the details of the types of expenses staff may recoup; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14907/12]

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny The table below shows the total amount paid on travel and subsistence in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the last three years, the number of staff who received payment and the average payment made.

2009 2010 2011
Total Travel and Subsistence Paid €44,849.90 €49,524.97 €49,726.11
Number of Staff Paid 53 58 69
Average payment €846.22 €853.88 €720.67

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions complies with Civil Service regulations with regard to travel and subsistence and expenses. The types of expenses which staff may recoup when travelling are mileage costs if driving or bus, train or taxi costs if not driving.


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