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FOI Request 17/235




Cormac McQuinn


Irish Independent, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1


Irish Independent


FOI Request 17/235


Details of all payments made by the Department to staff or former staff who have made claims against the Department through the courts, Workplace Relations Commission or Employment Appeals Tribunals in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017.

Please provide a breakdown of the payments ordered by the individual authorities - ie the High Court, Circuit Court District Court, WRC, EAT's etc.

Please provide a breakdown of the reason for the claims and resulting payments e.g. assault, sexual harassment, bullying personal injury etc.

Details of the legal fees paid by the Department in relation to claims made by former or current staff in the same years.

Please provide a breakdown that includes the name of the solicitors/law firms used in the Department's defence and the sums paid to them. 



November 15, 2017


December 15, 2017

Reply 17/235