Thursday, 7 October 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
137. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the remuneration awarded to all board members of all State agencies under his Department’s control in the years 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35578/10]
Minister for Justice and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): As the Deputy may be aware, fees payable to members of the boards of non-commercial Public Service bodies are paid under four distinct categories in accordance with relevant Department of Finance Circulars, copies of which can be found on www.finance.gov.ie. Under the current Circular, the fees paid under the various categories range from €8,978 to €29,888 for Chairpersons and from €5,985 to €14,963 for Directors.
It is not feasible to extract the information sought by the Deputy without a disproportionate use of resources in disaggregating individual costs which I do not believe can be justified in the current climate. I also wish to advise the Deputy that the Financial Emergency Measures providing for the reduction of the remuneration of certain persons in the Public Service have been applied to the fees payable to members of all boards under the aegis of my Department.
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