Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Question 336: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if he will list all public appointments since 22 November 2010; in each case the remuneration both in salary, expenses and any other forms of compensation associated with each such appointment; the length of tenure in each case; if it was a re-appointment or a new appointment and if he will detail the selection process undertaken in each instance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47000/10]
Two appointments were made since 22 November, 2010, as follows:
1. An Order re-appointing Mr Kevin Duffy as Chairman of the Labour Court for a further period of 3.5 years, with effect from 21 December 2010, was signed on 23 November, 2010. The remuneration for the post is €164,464 p.a., and Mr Duffy may claim for any relevant travel and subsistence at standard Civil Service rates. He also qualifies for a pension under the Labour Court Members Superannuation Scheme.
2. Mr. John Travers was appointed as Interim Director General of Science Foundation Ireland for a period of up to 6 months with effect from Monday 6th December 2010. Given his extensive experience and knowledge of SFI operations, Mr. Travers was selected by the SFI Board, with the approval of the Department of Finance, to lead the Foundation on a short-term basis whilst the recruitment process for a permanent Director General is being conducted. Arrangements regarding Mr. Travers conditions of appointment are still being finalised with the Department of Finance at this point.