Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Ministerial Appointments

9:00 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin South, Independent)
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Question 429: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 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. [7821/12]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The information requested is outlined in the following table.

Agency / BoardName of AppointeeRemuneration
An Bord PleanálaDr. Mary Kelly (Chairperson)PPC Rate €189,474 and the Non PPC Rate €180,000 *
An Bord PleanálaMs. Mary MacMahonOrdinary Board Members - €116,935 and the Non PPC Rate €111,214 *
An Bord PleanálaMr. Conall BolandOrdinary Board Members - €116,935 and the Non PPC Rate €111,214 *
Building Regulation Advisory Board (BRAB)Mr. Aidan O’Connor (Departmental representative)Nil
Building Regulation Advisory Board (BRAB)Mr. Paul KellyNil
Building Regulation Advisory Board (BRAB)Mr. Conor TaaffeNil
Dormant Accounts BoardMr. Michael Morley (Chairperson)€8,978.00
Dormant Accounts BoardMr. Des Gunning€5,985.00
EPAMs. Laura Burke (Director General)Salary Scale Director General PPC: €164,464; Non-PPC: €156,240 *
Irish Water SafetyMs. Breda Collins (Chairperson)€8,978.00
Irish Water SafetyMr. John ConsidineNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Michael CuddihyNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Tom DoyleNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Brendan McGrathNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Paul MurphyNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Seamus O’NeillNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Martin O’SullivanNil
Irish Water SafetyMs. Anne RyanNil
Irish Water SafetyMs. Lola O’SullivanNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Christy McDonaghNil
Irish Water SafetyMr. Tim O’Sullivan (Departmental representative)Nil
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMr. Rich Howlin (Chairperson)€11,970.00
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMr. John O’ConnorNil
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMr. Eddie Lewis (Departmental representative)Nil
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMs. Marie McLaughlinNil
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMr. Peter CareyNil
Housing and Sustainable Communities AgencyMs. Ann McGuinness€7,695.00
Local Government Computer Services BoardMr. Barry Quinlan (Departmental representative)Nil
National Traveller Accommodation Consultative CommitteeMr. Tom CoughlanNil
Radiological Protection Institute IrelandProfessor William Reville (Chairperson)€11,970.00
Radiological Protection Institute IrelandDr. Paraic JamesNil
Radiological Protection Institute IrelandDr. Maurice Fitzgerald€7,695.00

* New reduced rate of remuneration

All appointments are made in accordance with the appropriate legislation governing appointments to each body. In considering applications due regard is had to Government policy regarding gender balance on State Boards. A number of different statutory processes are involved in appointments to State boards. In some cases statutory selection procedures must be followed or nominations must be sought from independent nominating panels before appointments are made by the Government or by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. In a number of situations, only some appointments to the body concerned are made by the Minister, or appointments are made with the consent of the Minister for Finance or following consultation with the Minister for Finance or Minister for Education and Skills, as appropriate.

The Boards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and An Bord Pleanála are executive in nature and members are employed on a full time salaried basis. The appointments as Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála and Director General of the EPA were made after competitions held by the Public Appointments Service. The Board Members of the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency (HSCA) have been re-appointed on an interim basis pending enactment of legislation in respect of the HSCA.

The following members were appointed to the Board of Pobal, a not for profit company under the aegis of my Department, by Government, and do not receive fees:

· Mr. Séamus Boland (Chair)

· Mr. Thomas Maguire

· Mr. Liam Keane

· Ms. Siobhan McLoughlin

· Ms. Jennifer McHugh

· Mrs. Mari Hurley

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