263. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if personnel in his Department have been removed from their positions, have been transferred to another role or had their employment terminated in the past four years due to breaches of departmental standards or professional misconduct or incompetence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27955/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): All employees are assessed under the performance management system and newly appointed employees must complete a one year probationary period.
I can inform the Deputy that five staff have had their employment terminated in my Department in the past four years, one established officer and four officers who were on probation, in relation to attendance and performance issues.