Written answers

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Departmental Agencies Data

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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589. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the agencies or organisations under the remit of his Department; the number that have boards; the number of positions on each board; the number of vacant positions; and the agencies or organisations that have boards whose members have an obligation to appear before committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas. [51501/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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There are five agencies /organisations under the remit of my Department: Pobal, Water Safety Ireland, the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Charities Appeal Tribunal and the Western Development Commission.

Prior to appointment to the role of Chairperson of the agencies/organisations there is a requirement for the Chairperson designate to appear before the relevant Oireachtas Committee. I have provided the information regarding their board's composition in the following table.

Agency Does organisation have a board? Number of Positions on Board Number of positions vacant
Pobal Y 16 1
Water Safety Ireland Y 12 1
Charities Regulatory Authority Y 12 0
Charities Appeal Tribunal Y 5 0
Western Development Commission Y 12 1


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