Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs

Ministerial Appointments

9:00 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin South, Independent)
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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]

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Minister, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy (as conveyed to my Department by the relevant bodies), is contained in the table.

Name of BodyAppointments to the board since 9th March 2011Remuneration/Board fees
National Gallery of IrelandFred KrehbielNot in receipt of fees.
National Concert HallKieran Tobin (Chair)Dearbhla CollinsJohn McGraneLaurie CearrGina MenziesBruce ArnoldMargaret RyanRay BatesAlma HynesArtemis KentDeborah KelleherPeter McEvoyPat HeneghanRachel HolsteadPatricia SlavinChair receives €8,978. Fees are not applicable to ordinary members.
Chester Beatty LibraryPatricia DonlonFee not applicable.
Crawford Art GalleryJohn Bowen (Chair)Sheila MaguireNoel O'KeefeÚna FeelyJim CorrTim BrosnanTim LuceyFees not applicable.
Arts CouncilEimear O'ConnorCiaran WalshMark O'ReganJohn Fanning€5,985€5,985€5,985Not in receipt of fee.
Heritage CouncilCiara BreathnachKieran O'ConorTed CreedonCatherine HeaneyFidelma MullaneMichael ParsonsNot 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.


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