Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 743 No. 3

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  69.  Deputy Michael McGrath  Information on Michael McGrath  Zoom on Michael McGrath   asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin   if he [746]will provide a list of all appointments to State boards, including any appointments to the position of chairperson shown separately, he has made since coming to office; the details of any remuneration or expenses arrangement that applies in respect of each appointment; the vacancies on the boards that had been publicly advertised; and the prospective nominees that went before the Oireachtas committee for questioning. [29272/11]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  The information requested by the Deputy in relation State Boards under the aegis of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is contained in the table.

Public Appointments Service

Name of board member Remuneration
Mr. Eddie Sullivan, Chairman €11,970 pa
Mr. Des Dowling, Assistant Secretary — Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government NIL
Ms Deirdre O’Keeffe, Assistant Secretary — Department of Justice and Equality NIL
Patricia Coleman, Director — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform NIL
Mr. Seán McGrath — National Director of HR in the HSE NIL
Ms Judith Eve — former Chairperson the Civil Service Commissioners, Northern Ireland — Ministerial Nomination €7,695 pa
Mr. Eddie Molloy — HR Consultant — Ministerial Nomination €7,695 pa
Mr. Dan Murphy, former General Secretary of the PSEU — nominated by ICTU €7,695 pa
Mr. Bryan Andrews as CEO of the PAS holding office on an ex officio basis. NIL

All members were appointed on 1 September 2011. The members receive Travel and Subsistence as set out by Department of Finance Policy.

The Vacancies on the Public Appointments Service board were not publicly advertised and prospective nominees were not referred to the Oireachtas committee. They were made in accordance with Section 36 of the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004.

On the 26th July 2011, the following re-appointments were made to the Arbitration Boards under the terms of the conciliation and arbitration schemes for the Civil Service, the Defence Forces, the Gardaí and Teachers:

Mr. Turlough O’Donnell, SC, Chairperson;

Mr. Gerard Barry, Government nominee;

Mr. Tom Wall, staff side representative in the cases of the conciliation and arbitration schemes for the Civil Service and Teachers;

Mr. George Maybury, staff side representative in the case of the conciliation and arbitration scheme for the Defence Forces;

Mr. Hugh O’Flaherty, staff side representative in the case of the conciliation and arbitration scheme for the Gardaí.

The duration of these appointments is for the period ending 30th June 2012.

The Chairperson of the Arbitration Boards receives €786 per sitting day. Mr Wall who sits on the Arbitration Boards for the Civil Service and Teachers receives an annual retainer of €4,625 to cover 11 sitting days. Other Board members are paid €416 per sitting day.


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