Thursday, 13 November 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
136. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Transport if he will make a statement on the number of posts that have been decentralised to date, and of those, the number that have been decentralised from Dublin, and their grades; the number that have opted to remain in Dublin, and their grades; the number of those that have moved to another Department or agency in Dublin; and the number that have been decentralised from outside Dublin to other locations and their grades. [40712/08]
Minister for Transport (Deputy Noel Dempsey): 10 Departmental and 40 Road Safety Authority staff were decentralised to Loughrea in July, 2007, a total of 50 staff. Of these, 10 staff relocated from Dublin in the following grades: 2 Assistant Principal Officers, 5 Transport Officers, 1 Higher Executive Officer,1 Executive Officer and 1 Staff Officer.
62 posts were also decentralised to Ballina. Of these, 8 staff relocated from Dublin in the following grades: 2 Assistant Principal Officers, 2 Executive Officers, and 4 Clerical Officers. The remaining Departmental staff did not volunteer to decentralise out of Dublin.
44 staff from my Department transferred to posts in other Departments which were due to move out of Dublin under the decentralisation programme. The ultimate transfer of these staff is a matter for their parent Departments. My Department has not decentralised staff to any location other than Ballina and Loughrea.
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