Written answers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Terence FlanaganTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Independent)
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385. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a list of all State board appointments since the general election of 2011; the person who recommended each appointment; the credentials of those appointed; if the vacancy was publicly advertised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39289/14]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy regarding State board appointments made since March 2011 is included in the table.

At present, my Department maintains its own database of applicants compiled from expressions of interest as advertised on our website. In making any Board appointments, I am not confined to those who make such expressions of interest but I do ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant qualifications for the positions. In that respect, I have regard to the body or agency in question and the appropriate mix of skills and experience required on the Board. I may, from time to time, also decide not to fill all existing vacancies.

Regarding the credentials of those appointed, these are already available on most of the websites of the Agencies themselves. In the interest of transparency, my Department will be writing to all the agencies under the Department’s remit to request they all provide a synopsis of each Board member's credentials on their websites.

The Deputy will be aware that a new model for appointments to State Boards, making use of the Public Appointment Service, will come into effect later this year. This will complement the current system with a more structured approach to ensurethat vacancies on State Boards are populated in a transparent way by the high-calibre personnel required to successfully perform their mandates. My Department’s current procedures will be superseded by the new model when it is in place.

My Department publishes details of all State Board appointments and vacancies on its website - dttas.ie- and on current processes for appointment.

TitleBoard MemberRoleState BoardDate of AppointmentDate of ReappointmentDate of Expiry
MrDes WhelanChairpersonPort of Waterford Company06/10/201406/10/2019
MrUltan CourtneyChairpersonBus Átha Cliath (BÁC)23/09/201423/09/2017
MrUltan CourtneyBoard MemberCóras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ)10/09/201410/09/2017
MsRose HynesChairpersonShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2019
MrNeil PakeyEx-OfficioShannon Group29/08/2014
MrPat DaltonBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2019
MrLiam O' SheaBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2019
MsKathryn O' Leary HigginsBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2017
MrTom CoughlanBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2018
MrTony BrazilBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2017
MrJoe BuckleyEmployee RepresentativeShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2018
MrKevin McCarthyEmployee RepresentativeShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2018
MrMichael LeydonBoard MemberShannon Group29/08/201429/08/2017
MrPascal FitzgeraldBoard MemberIrish Aviation Authority01/08/201401/08/2018
MrGeoffrey DarlingBoard MemberDublin Port Company17/07/201417/07/2018
MsDeirdre AsheBoard MemberBus Éireann (BÉ)10/07/201410/07/2017
MrDenis MackenBoard MemberBus Éireann (BÉ)10/07/201410/07/2017
MrMartin StoreyBoard MemberIrish Sports Council (ISC)10/07/201409/10/201416/09/2015
MrAidan MurphyChairpersonBus Éireann (BÉ)09/07/201409/07/2017
MrAidan MurphyBoard MemberCóras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ)09/07/201409/07/2017
MsChristine OurmieresBoard MemberIrish Sports Council (ISC)08/07/201409/10/201416/09/2015
MsVirginia O' DowdBoard MemberNational Roads Authority08/07/201431/12/2015
MrGerard BarronBoard MemberNational Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland)08/07/201427/05/2018
MrFrancis BrennanBoard MemberNational Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland)04/07/201427/05/2018
MrDon McManusBoard MemberDun Laoghaire Harbour Company02/07/201401/07/2018
MrJoe O' MahonyBoard MemberNational Roads Authority01/07/201431/12/2015
MrJoe O' MahonyBoard MemberRailway Procurement Agency (RPA )01/07/201431/12/2015
MrJoe DreelanBoard MemberPort of Waterford Company25/06/201424/06/2019
MsLouise GrubbBoard MemberPort of Waterford Company25/06/201424/06/2019
MsMary MosseBoard MemberPort of Waterford Company25/06/201424/06/2019
MrJack WalshBoard MemberPort of Waterford Company25/06/201425/06/2018
MsMarie BradleyBoard MemberIrish Aviation Authority13/06/201412/06/2018
MrMichael CawleyChairpersonNational Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland)19/05/201419/05/2019
MsNicola HayesBoard MemberMedical Bureau of Road Safety20/04/201431/03/2015


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