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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Ministerial Staff

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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486. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline in tabular form, the number of staff appointed by each Minister and Minister of State in his Department or constituency office and their relevant costs including travel and subsistence, in each year for the period 2005 to March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23831/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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Details of salary and travel and subsistence costs of relevant staff appointed by each Minister and Minister of State in my Department from 2005 to the formation of the new Government in March 2011 are set out in the tables below. 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 below.

Salary costs provided include salary, employers PRSI and overtime. Costs relating to redundancy and severance pay are included where applicable. They are indicated by a # when included in figures.

Minister Dick Roche

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff appointed
2005 4 €236,929.51 €5,841.36
2006 5 €279,668.55 €5,829.10
2007 5 €195,763 .55 €12,559.46

Minister John Gormley

Year Total number of appointees * Salary costs
for staff
appointed *
Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff appointed
2007 7 €271,206.68 €2,340.47
2008 7 €607,201.86 €6,253.22
2009 7 €628,445.92 €6,932.78
2010 6 €583,200.44 €3,582.39
2011 6 € 274,071.06 # €446.83

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

Minister Éamon Ó Cuív

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2011 Nil Nil Nil

Minister of State Noel Ahern

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2005 3 €106,767.06 Nil
2006 4 €149,081.13 Nil
2007 4 €99,336.55 €2,703.50

Minister of State Batt O’Keeffe

YearTotal number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2005 4 € 146,658.13 €25,362.24
2006 4 € 167,000.83 €26,953.96
2007 5 €179,657.66 €26,092.94
2008 4 €99,372.84 €5,341.99

Minister of State Tony Killeen

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2007 5 €76,217.88 €11,472.66
2008 4 €72,579.13 €9,404.22

Minister of State Michael Finneran

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2008 6 €105,773.13 €17,390.72
2009 4 €207,579.31 €29,143.95
2010 4 €191,639.35 €22,460.69
2011 4 €176,964.73   #
 
€1,629.40

Minister of State Máire Hoctor

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2008 Nil Nil Nil
2009 Nil Nil Nil

Minister of State Michael Kitt

Year Total number
of appointees
Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2008 4 €129,460.46 €12,505.54
2009 4 €84,326.44 €7,768.17

Minister of State Áine Brady

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2009 Nil Nil Nil
2010 Nil Nil Nil
2011 Nil Nil Nil

Minister of State Ciarn Cuffe

Year Total number of appointees Salary costs for staff appointed Travel & Subsistence claimed by staff
appointed
2010 Nil Nil Nil
2011 Nil Nil Nil

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