191. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated full year cost of recruiting two additional forensic anthropologists for Forensic Science Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11725/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) that they currently do not employ any forensic anthropologists nor am I aware of any being employed elsewhere in the Irish civil service.
There is not therefore, to the best of my knowledge, a grade of forensic anthropologist in the civil service. Having said that, it may be of interest to the Deputy to know that the salary scale for Forensic Scientist Grade III in FSI ranges from €30,987 to €64,981 per annum, as of 1st October 2018.