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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Ministerial Expenditure

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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145. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of travel and subsistence both foreign and domestic claimed by each Junior Minister and Secretary General in his Department for the period 2007 to date in 2013; the number of staff appointed by each Minister and Junior Minister in his Department or constituency office and their relevant cost including travel and subsistence in each case for the period 2007 to date in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22035/13]

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 set out in the following tables. The Ministerial appointees held the positions of Special Adviser, Press Officer, Personal Assistant, Personal Secretary or Civilian Driver during the tenure of the relevant Minister or Minister of State. In a number of instances, there were changes in individual personnel during the period of tenure, together with some work-sharing arrangements which are included in the figures following.

Travel and Subsistence claimed by Ministers of State from 2007 to date

Minister of StateTravel and Subsistence claimed
Noel Ahern€20,389.91
Batt O'Keeffe€79,905.51
Tony Killeen€18,958.19
Michael Kitt€37,835.92
Máire HoctorNil
Áine BradyNil
Ciarán CuffeNil
Michael Finneran€106,802.51
Willie Penrose€10,717.85
Fergus O'Dowd€2,714.64
Jan O'Sullivan€16,044.24

Travel and Subsistence claimed by the Secretary General from 2007 to date

Secretary GeneralTravel and Subsistence claimed
Niall Callan€2,124.85
Geraldine Tallon€4,574.24

Details of staff appointed by each Minister from 2007 to date with relevant Salary costs and Travel and Subsistence claimed by those staff

MinisterNumber of staff appointedSalary costs for staff appointedTravel & Subsistence claimed by staff appointed
Dick Roche5€171,766.31€11,074.94
John Gormley7*€2,364,686.28*€19,555.69*
Éamon Ó CuívNilNilNil
Phil Hogan8**€698,044.15**€37,561.94**

* This includes a Programme Manager assigned to the Department of the Taoiseach.

** This includes some individual staff changes and also a number of work sharers.

Details of staff appointed by each Minister of State from 2007 to date with relevant Salary costs and Travel and Subsistence claimed by those staff

Minister of StateNumber of staff appointedSalary costs for staff appointedTravel & Subsistence claimed by staff appointed
Noel Ahern4€99,336.55€2,703.50
Batt O'Keeffe5€277,113.98€37,630.05
Tony Killeen5€645,734.32€20,876.91
Michael Kitt4€213,786.90€20,273.71
Máire HoctorNilNilNil
Áine BradyNilNilNil
Ciarán CuffeNilNilNil
Michael Finneran6€636,178.65€71,781.91
Willie Penrose6€158,899.63€4,141.94
Fergus O'DowdNilNilNil
Jan O'Sullivan7€479,004.89€24,145.53

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