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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 715 No. 2

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  598.  Deputy Ruairí Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the number of staff employed in his Department in 2008, 2009 and 2010; the grades at which they are employed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31256/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The full-time equivalent staff numbers in my Department from 2008 to 31st May 2010 are as follows:

31st December 2008 — 4,245;

31st December 2009 — 3,881;

31st May 2010 — 3,710.

The Grades in which they are employed are outlined below:

2008 2009 2010
Acting Harbour Master 2 2 2
Advisory Counsel Grade 3 1 1 1
Agricultural Inspector 94 85 80
Administrative Officer 25 24 24
Area Superintendent 20 15 15
Assistant Agricultural Inspector Agriculture 106 104 102
Assistant Principal 144 137 129
Assistant Secretary 10 7 8
Chargehand 1 1 1
Chemist 3 3 3
Chief Analyst 1 1 1
Chief Inspector Agriculture 1 1 1
Chief Veterinary Officer 1 1 1
Civilian Driver 4 4 2
Cleaner 18 18 17
Cleaner Part- Time 9 10 9
Clerical Officer 1,061 992 916
Clerical Officer Temporary 29 14 11
Craftsman 8 6 7
Dairy Produce Officer 9 6 6
Deputy Chief Analyst 4 3 2
Deputy Chief Inspector 0 1 1
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer 3 2 2
Director Of Laboratories 1 1 1
District Superintendent 122 104 104
Driver Tester 5 2 4
Engineer Grade 1 Civil 7 5 4
Engineer Grade 2 Civil 5 5 6
Engineer Grade 3 Civil 11 8 4
Executive Officer 498 465 441
Farm Foreman 4 4 4
Farm Worker 6 6 6
First Assistant Solicitor Agriculture 2 2 2
Forestry Inspector Grade 1 5 5 5
Forestry Inspector Grade 2 13 13 14
Forestry Inspector Grade 3 16 17 17
General Operative 39 35 29
Handyman 1 0 0
Harbour Constable 2 2 2
Harbour Master Engineer 2 2 1 0
Harbour Master 2 2 2
Head Laboratory Attendant 1 1 1
Head of Agriculture Labs 1 1 1
Head Services Officer 1 1 1
Higher Executive Officer 292 273 257
Higher Seed Analyst 3 3 3
Industrial Foreman 5 5 5
Inspector & Engineer Fishery 2 2 1
Inspector Grade 1 1 1 1
Inspector Grade 2 12 10 8
Laboratory Analyst 66 59 58
Laboratory Attendant 32 32 30
Librarian 1 1 1
Lorry Driver 3 2 2
Poultry Officer 6 5 5
Principal 39 35 35
Professional Accountant Grade 1 1 1 1
Research Officer 23 22 22
Seconded Staff 5 3 3
Secretarial Assistant (Non Contract) 2 2 2
Secretary General Agriculture 1 1 1
Seed Analyst 13 13 12
Senior Auditor 1 1 1
Senior Dairy Produce Officer 4 3 3
Senior Inspector 15 11 11
Senior Laboratory Analyst Class 1 1 0 0
Senior Laboratory Analyst 46 45 45
Senior Legal Clerk 1 1 0
Senior Research Officer 16 15 15
Senior Seed Analyst 1 1 1
Senior Serological Assistant 2 2 2
Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspector 10 10 10
Senior Surveyor 1 1 1
Serological Assistant 30 30 30
Services Attendant 8 6 6
Services Officer 39 40 39
Staff Officer 119 92 81
Stockman 1 1 1
Storekeeper 1 0 0
Superintending Senior Research Officer 5 4 3
Superintendent Surveyor 1 1 1
Superintending Veterinary Inspector 55 52 49
Supervising Poultry Officer 1 0 0
Supervising Serological Assistant 11 10 10
Supervisory Agricultural Officer 284 255 252
Temporary Assistant Harbour Master 1 1 1
Technical Agricultural Officer 547 488 488
Technical Grades 6 6 6
Tractor Driver 9 10 10
Veterinary Inspector 224 207 208
Total 4,245 3,881 3,710


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