Dáil Éireann - Volume 311 - 14 February, 1979
Written Answers. - Public Service Posts.
Mr. Horgan Mr. Horgan
149. Mr. Horgan asked the Minister for the Public Service the number of new  posts filled in the public service in each of the past ten years.
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Colley) Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Colley)
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. Colley): The precise information asked for it not available. The following statement shows the number of persons serving in the public service on 1 January in each of the years 1971 to 1979:
Full statistics are available only from 1971 in which year the health boards were founded. The term public service covers the civil service (industrial and non-industrial). Garda Síochána. Defence Forces (including civilian employees), teachers (primary and post-primary) and health board employees. Staffs of local authorities and State bodies are not comprehended.
Dáil Éireann 311 Written Answers. Public Service Posts.