Answered on May 28, 2013
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Finance the current staffing levels at the Irish Central Bank of Ireland, his Department and the Revenue Commissioners compared to five years ago.
Reply from Minister Michael Noonan: At 30 April 2008, my Department employed 623.57 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE). At 30 April 2013, the figure was 324.76.
I have been advised by the Central Bank that at 23 April 2013 the Central Bank employed 1,393 staff- staff numbers at end-December 2008 were 1022.5.
The Revenue Commissioners have provided me with the following table in response to the deputy’s question:
Table: Revenue serving staff (Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)) 30 April 2008 and 30 April 2013
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