Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Shane Ross (Dublin South, Independent)
Question 376: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will list all appointments to State boards and agencies made by him since he came to power; the persons appointed; the boards and agencies to which they were appointed; the remuneration details of each appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7816/12]
Jimmy Deenihan (Minister, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael)
The information requested by the Deputy (as conveyed to my Department by the relevant bodies), is contained in the table.
|Name of Body||Appointments to the board since 9th March 2011||Remuneration/Board fees|
|National Gallery of Ireland||Fred Krehbiel||Not in receipt of fees.|
|National Concert Hall||Kieran Tobin (Chair)Dearbhla CollinsJohn McGraneLaurie CearrGina MenziesBruce ArnoldMargaret RyanRay BatesAlma HynesArtemis KentDeborah KelleherPeter McEvoyPat HeneghanRachel HolsteadPatricia Slavin||Chair receives €8,978. Fees are not applicable to ordinary members.|
|Chester Beatty Library||Patricia Donlon||Fee not applicable.|
|Crawford Art Gallery||John Bowen (Chair)Sheila MaguireNoel O’KeefeÚna FeelyJim CorrTim BrosnanTim Lucey||Fees not applicable.|
|Arts Council||Eimear O’ConnorCiaran WalshMark O’ReganJohn Fanning||€5,985€5,985€5,985Not in receipt of fee.|
|Heritage Council||Ciara BreathnachKieran O’ConorTed CreedonCatherine HeaneyFidelma MullaneMichael Parsons||Not in receipt of fees.€5,985€5,985€5,985€5,985|
Appointments to North-South Bodies are not made by the Minister but by the North-South Ministerial Council arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis from both jurisdictions. However, for the sake of completeness, I can inform the Deputy that 15 appointments were made by the Council in December 2011 to the board of Foras na Gaeilge, and 8 appointments were made to the board of the Ulster-Scots Agency. The fees for board members of these North-South bodies are; Chair - €11,970/Stg£8,140, Vice-Chair - €9,830/Stg£6,690 and Member - €7,695/Stg£5,235.