Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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257. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the names of the persons he has nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration, other than out-of-pocket expenses, on commissions, industrial, assurance, semi-State or other similar concerns; the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment; the name of the concern to which the appointment was made during the years 2011 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46668/15]

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
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In response to the Deputy's question the table below outlines the names of people I have nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration other than out of pocket expenses or commissions, industrial, assurance, Semi-State or other similar concerns and the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment since 2011. 

NameBoardDates servedFees paid
Eddie Sullivan (Chair)Public Appointments Service2011-2014€11,970 p/a
Judith Eve (Board member)

Judith Eve (Chair)

Public Appointments Service2011-2014

2014 to date

€7,695 p/a

€11,970 p/a
Eddie Molloy

(Board member)
Public Appointments Service2011 to date€7,695 p/a
Dan Murphy

(Board member)
Public Appointments Service2011-2014€7,695 p/a
Ann Marie Taylor

(Board member)
Public Appointments Service2014 €7,695 p/a
Eimear Kenny

(Board member)
Public Appointments Service2014€7,695 p/a
Kieran McGovernIndependent Mediation for the Civil Service grievance procedures2011-20132011- €1,524.36

2012 - €2,215.85

2013 - €1,325.08
Joe McDermottIndependent Mediation for the Civil Service grievance procedures2015€3,352.40
Inge Clissmann Chairperson of the Civil Service Disciplinary Appeals Board2011 to date2011 - €1,299.61

2012 - €4,467.55

2013 - €3,472.68

2014 - €2,907.64

2015 - €1,526.83

2016 - €1,100.61 
Thomas FallonDeputy Chairperson of the Civil Service Disciplinary Appeals Board2011€553.12
Frank O'BrienTrustee of the Eircom No.2 Pension Fund2011 to date€7,200*
Dorothy Scally

External independent member
Accountability Board for the Civil Service2015€7,695**
Paul Farrell

External independent member
Accountability Board for the Civil Service2015€7,695**
Bernie Gray

External independent member
Accountability Board for the Civil Service2015€7,695**
Shane Bissett

External independent member
Accountability Board for the Civil Service2015€7,695**

*Mr. O'Brien's annual fee for his services is €8,000 however he voluntarily waived 10% of this fee and receives €7,200 annually.

** The annual fees payable to the Accountability Board for the Civil Service are €7,695 however the four members listed above have waived their fees.

Valuation TribunalAppointments made under Section 12 of the Valuation Act 2001

Members listed with * were appointed using the Public Appointment Service.

Members are paid per day for hearing appeals under the Valuation Acts 2001-2015. The following rates apply:

DateChairpersonDeputy ChairpersonOrdinary Member
HearingDivision MeetingHearingDivision MeetingHearingDivision Meeting
Pre Oct 13€555.48€154.86€450.90€133.87€359.64€107.42 
Post 21/10/2013€520.13

€154.86€423.92

€133.87

€339.86€107.42
NameDate of Appointment or ReappointmentPosition TypeAmount Received

2011
Amount Received

2012
Amount Received

2013
Amount Received

2014
Amount Received

2015**
Ms Sasha Gayer31/07/2012Chairpersonx€2,592.60€5,145.44

€2,389.24

€14,083.77
Mr. Maurice Ahern,29/07/2011Deputy Chair€13,611.87€11,089.34xxx
Mr. Niall O'Hanlon17/11/2013Deputy Chair€8,518.28€15,365.89€5,386.68€4,640.81€14,658.71
Mr. Stephen J. Byrne21/06/2013Deputy Chairxxx€2,811.26

€15,528.86 
Mr. Rory Lavelle15/01/2014Deputy Chairxxx€2,543.52€16,934.49 
Mr. Barry Smyth15/01/2014Deputy Chairxxx€1019.58

€22,333.90
Ms Dolores Power21/06/2013 Deputy Chairxx€214.84€2146.58

€10,285.62
Ms Majella Twomey *18/12/2015 Deputy Chairxxxxx
Mr. John Stewart *18/12/2015 Deputy Chairxxxxx
Mr. Pat Riney29/07/2011Ordinary Member€8846.20€6688.36

€574.48

€1466.86

€6457.34
Mr Frank O'Donnell29/07/2011Ordinary Member€10644.40

€6076.50€2080.90€554.70€8,818.76
Mr. Michael F. Lyng29/07/2011Ordinary Member€4,026.08

€5,357.22

€1186.34

€1019.58

€9,373.46

Mr. Brian Larkin17/04/2012Ordinary Member€11,536.42

€10,065.20

€2460.32

€2254.00

€12,379.40

Ms. Mairead Hughes08/09/2013Ordinary Member€13,951.20

€8,808.82

€2440.54€339.86

€13,201.74

Mr. Aidan McNulty17/04/2012Ordinary Member€4,063.46

€4,493.14

€1402.18

€1914.14€9,033.60

Mr. James Browne28/07/2013Ordinary Member€7,118.04

€9,635.52

€1486.64

€1359.44

€10,840.32

Mr. Frank Walsh17/11/2013Ordinary Member€7,982.12

€5,034.96

€1993.26

€1699.30

€6,314.72
Mr. Michael Connellan Jr12/12/2014Ordinary Member€7,767.28€9,672.90

€1059.14

€876.96

€12,986.90
Mr. Thomas Collins *18/12/2015Ordinary Member€3,344.18

€5,034.96

€826.70

€447.28

€8,121.44

Mr. Rory Hanniffy27/04/2012Ordinary Memberx€2,157.84

€1653.40

€1359.44

€7,906.60

Ms. Carol O'Farrell21/06/2013Ordinary Memberxx€806.92€1019.58

€7,674.16
Ms. Dairine Mac Fadden *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Ms. Orla Coyne *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Mr. Liam Daly *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Ms. Grainne Duggan *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Mr. Hugh Markey *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Mr. David Gill *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx
Ms. Claire Hogan *18/12/2015Ordinary Memberxxxxx

** As of 13/01/16 December 2015 Fees have not yet been processed. This will take place later in the month of January.

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