Written Answers - Ministerial Appointments.

Wednesday, 17 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 592 No. 4

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  265.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   if any new advisers or consultants have been appointed by him since the Government reshuffle of September 2004; if such appointments are replacements for or are in addition to previous appointments; the salary and terms of employment in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29120/04]

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  In my capacity as Minister for Foreign Affairs I [1143]have appointed a special adviser and a press adviser, both of whom were attached to my office in the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The terms and conditions of employment of advisers are set by the Minister for Finance. The contracts of my special adviser and press adviser will terminate no later than the date on which I cease to hold the position of Minister for Foreign Affairs. My special adviser is paid an annual salary of €76,544 and my press adviser is paid €84,684. These are, respectively, the third point and the first long service increment point of the principal officer standard salary scale.


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