Local Authority Staff Numbers

The information provided by Local Government Minister Simon Coveney is set out in the tables on a full-time equivalent basis.

Full-time equivalent employment is the number of full-time equivalent jobs, defined as total hours worked divided by average annual hours worked in full-time jobs.

Simon Coveney,
Minister for Local Government
LOCAL AUTHORITY           Dec 2014           Dec 2015           Dec 2016
Cork City           1210.06           1217.68           1241.21
Dublin City           5445.7           5308           5290.15
       
Galway City            410.1            418.5            421.41
       
Limerick City & County           1008.14           1034.05           1068.09
Waterford City & County            773.13            785.73            769.17
Carlow            264.86            263.89            261.79
Cavan            360.55            362.3            372.3
       
Clare            712.81            719.21            719.34
Cork           1947.31           1947.41           1933.31
Donegal            832.33            851.91            893.11
       
Dún Laoghaire            951            930.9            908.1
Fingal           1250.66           1242.07           1257.05
Galway            752.08            740.22            751.4
       
Kerry           1050.34           1063.72           1080.88
       
Kildare            793.7            803.1           848.5
       
Kilkenny            486.86            482.25           501.63
       
Laois            348.57            376.12           390.89
       
Leitrim            253.09            251.05            255.69
       
Longford            272.85            268.6            280.68
       
Louth            606.05            594.28            596.81
       
Mayo            927.01            928.71            923.81
       
Meath            621.98            631.87            645.91
       
Monaghan            362.74            364.25            386.57
       
Offaly            376            373.8            378.4
       
Roscommon            407.89            403.96            384.75
       
Sligo            414.44            390.39            380.71
       
South Dublin           1055.69           1017.17           1102.47
Tipperary           1002.33            975.62            982.83
Westmeath            458.54            462.07            438.39
       
Wexford            699.9            693.68            724.25
       
Wicklow            678.65            666.85            611.85
       
TOTAL          26735.36          26569.36          26801.45

In 2016, Fine  Gael TD, Tony McLoughlin, said he had received confirmation that Sligo County Council had been given the green light to hire much needed new staff.

Tony McLoughlin, T.D.,
Fine Gael.

He said:

“For some time now I have been highlighting the staffing shortages faced by Sligo County Council, which are having detrimental effects on the county. Over the past week I have held a number of meetings with Minister Simon Coveney on this issue.

“Today I have been informed that the Minister has lifted a staffing cap and has given Sligo County Council the go ahead to hire new staff, as required by the Council. The Council has outlined over 80 posts which it wishes to fill.”

From the data issued by Coveney, it looks that staff numbers in Sligo actually decreased, down from a total of 390.39 in 2015 to 380.71 in 2016.