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94. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there have been bullying or sexual harassment claims lodged within his Department in each year since 2011; if so, the number of either complaints on an annual basis, in tabular form; if these complaints have been investigated; the outcome of each investigation; and the policies in place within his department to combat bullying and sexual harassment. [2320/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has an anti-bullying policy in place entitled Dignity at Work, an Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy for the Irish Civil Service to combat bullying and sexual harassment.
The total number of claims lodged are as follows:

Year Number of claims Number of claims   investigated Outcome of investigation
2011 2 2 Both claims not upheld
2012 2 2 One claim upheld, one not upheld
2013 Nil    
2014 Nil    
2015 1  1 Claim upheld
2016 Nil    
2017 1 1 Claim upheld