How some gaps got plugged
A look at how some roles in the public service have been filled, despite the recruitment ban.
- Five tipstaffs (assistants to judges) paid between €407 and €567 a week.
- Assistant secretary in Department of Education and Science, on a salary between €125,000 and €143,000. A second position was rejected. A retired assistant secretary in the Department of the Environment was also replaced.
- Deputy head for medical assessment scheme in Department of Social Protection to "provide management level to ensure appropriate monitoring of illness cases".
- 20 other promotions approved in the Department of Social Protection to "deal with increases in the live register".
- A retired High Court judge was hired on a part-time basis by the Director of Corporate Enforcement "to adjudicate on legal documents in Anglo Irish Bank investigation".
- Three contracts issued to staff in Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to "translate documents into Irish for EU".
- Two staff promoted in the Revenue Commissioners to crew a cutter used in fight against drug smuggling.
- Recruitment of 16 student architects in Office of Public Works "at reduced salary" for an architect training programme.
- Night watchman for Department of Defence premises in Galway.
- The minister is also considering an application to appoint 10 judicial fellows (solicitors or barristers paid €50,000 a year) to carry out legal research or writing on behalf of judges.
- 207 posts in the Defence Forces.
- Eight staff in the HSE to implement a new management structure.
- Four senior management roles in the newly-created National Transport Authority.