Written answers

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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443. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide in tabular form the number of appointments to State boards under his Department's remit made from March 2011 to date; the number of vacancies on State boards under his Department's remit from March 2011 to date; the number of vacancies on State boards under his Department's remit publically advertised from March 2011 to date; and the number of appointments to State boards under his remit drawn directly from the public advertisement process. [29185/14]

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Minister, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael)
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My Department was established on 2 June 2011 and the Deputy will appreciate that the information sought by him can only be provided from that date. The information requested by the Deputy regarding appointments to State Boards in the bodies funded from my Department's Vote Group since 2 June 2011 to date is set out in the table. My Department seeks expressions of interest from the public by advertising on my Department's website. As Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in making such appointments I am not restricted to giving sole consideration to those who have responded to publicly advertised invitations to submit expressions of interest. I can also approach candidates who, in my view, may have a contribution to make and be willing to serve. In the case of certain bodies, board appointments may also be made by the bodies themselves or on an ex officiobasis.

It may also be noted also that appointments to the boards of Foras na Gaeilge and the Ulster-Scots Agency, being agencies of the North South Implementation Body - An Foras Teanga, are made by the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC), arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis from each jurisdiction.

Appointments

BoardVacancies arising between

2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014
Vacancies arising between

2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014
Vacancies arising between

2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014
Vacancies arising between

2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014
Appointments made between 2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014Appointments made between 2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014Appointments made between 2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014Appointments made between 2 June 2011 and 1 July 2014The number that were publicly advertisedNumber drawn from the public advertisement process
-20112012201320142011201220132014- -
National Gallery of Ireland0114100211
National Concert Hall0005150051212
National Library of Ireland00000000N/AN/A
National Museum of Ireland01000000N/AN/A
Irish Museum of Modern Art3311001111
Irish Film Board0070007077
Arts Council70074016119

(there was also 1 re-appointment)
Heritage Council6010061077
National Archives Advisory Council0330033060 (no expressions of interest were received)

Appointments

Board----------
Censorship of Publications Appeals Board*NANA50NANA0554
Censorship of Publications Appeals Board*NANANANANANA
Crawford Art Gallery0090009011 (there were also 7 re-appointments and 1 ex-officio appointment)
Chester Beatty Library1120112043 (there was also 1 ex-officio appointment)
Údarás na

Gaeltachta
012100111074 (there were also 5 appointments by County Councils with Gaeltacht areas within their jurisdictions)
Foras na Gaeilge101115101N/AN/A
Ulster-Scots Agency00008000N/AN/A

* Responsibility for the Censorship of Publications Board and Censorship of Publications Appeals Board transferred from the Department of Justice and Equality to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in June 2013

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