Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Ministerial Appointments

9:00 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin South, Independent)
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Question 566: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [7815/12]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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There are currently 12 State Bodies that fall under the aegis of my Department. Of these, I have made appointments to those Boards listed in the following table since I became Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

While the remuneration quoted is payable to all Board members, there are some who do not avail of this money.

Body/AgencyNo of Board MembersNo of Board appointmentsNameRemuneration Rates per annum
Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board71Brendan BriceChair: €8,978Ordinary member: €5,985
An Bord Bia157( including the Chair)Michael Carey (Chair)Gary BrownMichael CroninRhona HollandJohn KingstonBrody SweeneyJohn ComerChair: €20,520Ordinary member: €11,970
Bord na gCon74Philip Meaney (Chair)Matt MurphyBrendan MooreTim GilbertChair: €21,600Ordinary member: €12,600
Coillte91Oliver McCabeChair:€21,600Ordinary member: €12,600
Horse Racing Ireland73Neville O’ByrneMary O’ConnorNoel MeadeChair: €21,600Ordinary member: €12,600
Teagasc111Thomas Cooke – nominated by ICMSAChair: €20,520Ordinary member: €11,970
Veterinary Council195Michael Joseph SheahanPeadar Ó’ScanaillMichael Patrick Mary SadlierDeirdre Patricia CampionMartin BlakeNo remuneration is paid to Board members

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