Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley TD has called on the Revenue Commissioners to reverse its decision to terminate the employment of 63 Temporary Clerical Officer (TCO) positions in Ennis. The Fianna Fáil TD says the Revenue Commissioners is looking to relocate the jobs outside of Clare.
Deputy Dooley commented, “It has come to my attention that 63 TCO’s working at the Revenue Commissions offices in Ennis have been advised that their contracts will not be renewed in the coming weeks. This is despite their workload having increased in recent months and them being busier than ever.
“Given the increasing workload it is clear that there is still work to be done at the Revenue Commissioners offices in Ennis. However I fear that, by ending the employment of these 63 TCO’s, management in the Revenue Commissioners is looking to move the jobs outside of Clare. This cannot be allowed to happen.
“It is appalling to think that the work will be transferred elsewhere and in the process 63 fully trained officials will be let go. The state has already invested significant money to train these people and it makes a mockery of the process of decentralization to now move these jobs elsewhere.
“The Revenue Commissioners needs to reverse its decision to terminate the employment of these 63 TCO’s. In recognition of the amount of money spent training the staff, and recognizing the shortage of personnel in the Revenue Commissioners, the government should formalize there employment and appoint them in a permanent capacity” said Deputy Dooley.