Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Health

Ministerial Appointments

9:00 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin South, Independent)
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Question 602: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will list all appointments to State boards and agencies made by her since she came to power; the persons appointed; to which boards and agencies; the remuneration details of each appointment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7817/12]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Children; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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In relation to the NEWB, there have been two appointments to the Board since my appointment as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Mr. Brendan Broderick was appointed based on a nomination of the trade unions and staff associations representing teachers under S9(2)(1)(b)(iv) of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000. Mr. Broderick was a direct replacement of a retiring nominee during his term of office. Mr. Eamonn Flynn was appointed to the NEWB based on a nomination of the Educational Welfare Officers under S9 (2)(1)(b)(v) of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 whereby the Minister is obliged to consult with specified bodies in the process of these appointments. Mr. Broderick and Mr. Flynn are both ordinary board members in receipt of no remuneration.

In relation to the FSA, there have been ten members appointed to the Board since my appointment as Minister, namely Sharon Foley, Dick Hickey, Catherine Hazlett , Marie Fenlon, Yvette O’Malley (resigned 10 November, 2011), Liz Chaloner, Nuala Ryan, Imelda Martin, Caroline Murphy and Nollaig Byrne. Both Catherine Hazlett and Imelda Martin are not in receipt of any remuneration. As Yvette O’Malley resigned in November, 2011 there are currently seven board members who are each in receipt of €5,985 per annum.

I have made one appointment to the Board of the AAI since my appointment. Imelda Ryan was appointed on 7th February, 2012 and is in receipt of€7,965 per annum.

There is no Board for the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. I am currently in the process of making appointments to the board of management of the children detention schools and will announce the full board when all members have been appointed. The term of the previous Board expired in October 2011 and the vacancies for the current Board are currently listed on my Department’s website.

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