Thursday, 17 December 2015
Department of Social Protection
Ministerial Advisers Remuneration
46. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the name, position and annual salary awarded to her special advisers; the details of requests for increases above the special adviser pay cap as set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45670/15]
There are four special advisers employed in the Department of Social Protection. The details sought by the Deputy in respect of these Special Advisers are show in the following table.
|Edward Brophy||Chief of Staff to the Tánaiste||€144,550|
|Terry Quinn*||Economic Advisor to the Tánaiste||€114,424|
|Claire Power||Special Advisor to the Tánaiste||€79,401|
|Karen O Connell||Special Advisor to the Tánaiste||€78,670|
With regard to salaries awarded above the maximum of the special adviser scale, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform sanctioned a single salary point of €144,550 in respect of Mr. Edward Brophy effective from his appointment to his current role on 4 July 2014. The salary sanctioned is significantly lower than that which he was earning in the private sector before taking up his appointment in the Department.