Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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333. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [46648/15]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the tables below Non – Commercial State Bodies

Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board (ALAB)- Chair €8,978pa - Board Member €5,985 pa Members
Brendan Brice
Sean Murphy
Michael Sweeney
Dr. Owen McIntyre
Camilla Keane
Jim Power
Lorcan O Cinneide
Imelda Reynolds
Bord Bia



Chair €20,520 pa

Board Member €11,970 pa
Members
Gary Brown
Michael Cronin
John Kingston
John Bryan
John Horgan
John Comer
Frank Hayes
Caroline Keeling
Prof. Fergal O’Gara
Michael Carey
Eddie Downey
Rhona Holland
Brody Sweeney
Tom Moran
Rachael Doyle
Patrick. Whelan
Tony Keohane
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)



Chair €11,970 pa

Board Member €7,695 pa
Members
Padraig O Ceidigh
Sean O Donoghue
Prof Damien McLoughlin
Bill Deasy
Raymond J Harty
Kieran Calnan
Marine Institute



Chair €11,970 pa

Board Member €7,695 pa
Members
Paul Hyde
David Owens
Prof Patricia C. Barker
Donal Kelly
Dr. John Killeen
Lorcan O Cinneide
Dermot Clohessy
Owen Lewis
Berna Grist
Alan Dobson
Dermot Clohessy
Owen Lewis
Alan Dobson
National Milk Agency



Chair €8,978 pa

No fee is paid to Board members
Members
Timothy Cashman
Jerome Crowley
Denis Fagan
Eoghan McSweeney
Walter Maloney
John Foster
Richard Donohue
Michael Kilcoyne
Eamonn McEnteggart
Padraig Mullligan
Tony O Driscoll
Frank Tobin
George Kearns
William Lennon
Aidan Casey
T.J. Flanagan
*Sea Fisheries Protection Authority



No fee paid to Chair or Board Member
Members
Andrew Kinneen
Dr. Susan Steele

Public Service Full Time Position
Michael O’Mahony

Public Service Full Time Position
Teagasc



Chair €20,520 pa

Board Member €11,970pa
Members
Thomas Cooke
Dr. Karina Pierce
Tom Tynan
Tim O’Leary
Alan Jagoe
Padraig Gibbons
Professor Gerald Fitzgerald
Dr Noel Cawley
Joseph Larkin
Cliona Murphy
Liam Woulfe
Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI)



No fee paid to Chair or Board Member
Members
Crionna Creagh
Martin Blake CVO
Barbara Bent
Dr. Bridget Younge
Professor Grace Mulcahy
Professor Stephen Gordon
Dr Margaret O’Sullivan
Morgan G Lyons
Michael Sheahan
Peadar O’Scanaill
Micheal Sadlier
Deirdre Campion
Fergus Smith
John B Magee
Raymond Finn
Susie Walton
Kevin Twomey
William Cashman
Anne Marie Byrne
John O'Rourke
Sinead Boyle

Commercial State Bodies

Bord na gCon



Chair €21,600 pa

Board Member €12,600 pa

*First time appointments €8,100
Members
Phil Meaney
Matt Murphy
Timothy Gilbert
Tony McNamee
William O'Dwyer
Riona Heffernan
Colm Gaynor
Brendan Moore
*Patrick Creed
*Frank Nyhan

Coillte

Chair €21,600 pa

Board Member €12,600 pa
Members
Oliver McCabe
David Gunning
Brendan McKenna
Julie Murphy O Connor
John Moloney
Jerry Houlihan
Roisin Brennan
Dermot Mulvihill
Thomas O’Malley

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)



Chair €21,600 pa

Board Member €12,600 pa
Members
Neville O’Byrne
Noel Meade
Mary O'Connor
Joe Keeling
Eimear Mulhearn
Meta Osborne
James Gough

Irish National Stud



Chair €12,600 pa

Board Member €8,100 pa
Members
Matt Dempsey
Kate Horgan
John Tuite
Seamus Boyle
Mark Weld

Other Organisations

Year: 2011

Name Organisation Amount
Dave Ring (Chair) VFM Steering Committee** €1,800
Ms Emile Daly BL Sea Fishing Boat Licence Appeals Officer Nil- (Did not claim remuneration in 2011)

Year: 2012

Name Organisation Amount
Bill Cunningham (Chairman) DAFM Audit Committee €513.00
Dairine Walsh DAFM Audit Committee €598.50
Dave Ring (Chair) VFM Steering Committee** €1,200
Padraig Gibbons (Chairperson) DAS Appeals Committee €4,800
Ms Emile Daly BL Sea Fishing Boat Licence Appeals Officer €5,340

Year: 2013

Name Organisation Amount
Bill Cunningham (Chairman) DAFM Audit Committee* €1988.10
Dairine Walsh DAFM Audit Committee* €1164.08
Leo Martin DAFM Audit Committee* €881.25
Padraig Gibbons (Chairperson) DAS Appeals Committee €2,400
Ms Emile Daly BL Sea Fishing Boat Licence Appeals Officer €240

Year: 2014

Name Organisation Amount
Mel O’Rourke (Chair) Organic Focus €3,600
Bill Cunningham (Chairman) DAFM Audit Committee* €1924.20
Dairine Walsh DAFM Audit Committee* €1131.16
Leo Martin DAFM Audit Committee* €1131.16
Brendan Ingoldsby (Chair) VFM Steering Committee** €1,200
Padraig Gibbons (Chairperson) LPIS Appeals Committee €4,800
Ms. Judith Annett Irish Deer Management Forum Nil paid to date (€5, 015 due)
F. Tottenham COFORD Council €450.27
Mr Michael O Connor BL Points Appeals Officer €1,249.80

Replaced by Ms Martinez Garcia BL for 2015
Ms Emile Daly BL Sea Fishing Boat Licence Appeals Officer Nil - (Did not claim remuneration in 2014)
Dr. Noel Cawley (Chair) Discards Implementation Group €12,000

Year: 2015

Name Organisation Amount
Mel O’Rourke (Chair) Organic Focus €6,000
Bill Cunningham (Chairman) DAFM Audit Committee* Nil paid to date (€1924.20 due)
Dairine Walsh DAFM Audit Committee* Nil paid to date (€1131.16 due)
Leo Martin DAFM Audit Committee* Nil paid to date (€565.58 due)
Dr. Sean Brady (Chair) Pig industry stakeholder group No payment made to date
Ms. Judith Annett Irish Deer Management Forum Nil paid to date (€5, 015 due)
F. Tottenham COFORD Council €950
Michael Fleming COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
Mike Glennon COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
Darragh Little COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
Michael Lynn (Chairman) COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€4,750 due)
John McCarthy COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
John Phelan COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
Donal Whelan COFORD Council Nil paid to date (€950 due)
Ms Martinez Garcia BL Points Appeals Officer Nil - (Did not claim remuneration in 2015)
Ms Emile Daly BL Sea Fishing Boat Licence Appeals Officer Nil - (Did not claim remuneration in 2015)
Dr. Noel Cawley (Chair) Discards Implementation Group €12,000

*Rate of Per Diem fees payable to DAFM Audit Committee was reduced with effect from 01.07.2013

** Steering committees oversee each ‘Value for Money Review’ under the ‘Value for Money and Policy Review Initiative’. A once-off payment of €1,200 is made to the independent chair of each VFM.

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