Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Departmental Agencies Data
692. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the agencies or organisations under the remit of her 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. [51491/19]
There are currently fourteen State Agencies under the remit of my Department. Of these thirteen have Boards and one, the National Archives of Ireland, has an Advisory Council.Waterways Ireland is a North /South body under the remit of my Department which does not have a board.
The detail requested by the Deputy in relation to the Boards is laid out in the following table. For completeness, the detail of the National Archives Advisory Council is included.
A process is currently under way with the Public Appointments Commission to identify suitably qualified members of the public who are interested in serving on Boards of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Concert Hall and the National Museum of Ireland.
I have been advised that since the introduction of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reforms Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards in 2011, there is an obligation on the Chair designate to appear before the relevant Joint Oireachtas Committee.
|State Agency||No. Positions on Board||Current Membership of Board||Current Vacancies on Board||Chair Appeared Before Joint Oireachtas Committee|
|Arts Council||13||13||0||Yes - 12/06/2019|
|Crawford Art Gallery||12||12||0||Yes – 26/04/2017|
|Foras na Gaeilge1||16||13||3||North/South Body not required to appear before Joint Oireachtas Committee|
|Heritage Council||11||11||0||Yes – 20/09/2018|
|Irish Manuscripts Commission||20||20||Yes – 20/09/2018|
|Irish Museum of Modern Art||12||11||1||Yes – 10 November 2015|
|National Archives of Ireland||12||12||0||N/a - NAAC is not a State Board, It is an Council which advises the Minister|
|National Concert Hall||9||8||1||Yes – 28/09/2016|
|National Gallery of Ireland||17||17||0||No - Appointment as Chair Prior to June 2011|
|National Library of Ireland||12||12||0||Yes – 20/10/2015|
|National Museum of Ireland||16||14||2||Yes – 28/09/2016|
|Screen Ireland||7||7||0||Yes – 28/09/2016|
|Údarás Na Gaeltachta||12||12||0||Yes - 27/11/2012|
|Ulster Scots Agency||8||8||0||N/a|
1.Appointments to boards of North/South bodies are made by the North-South Ministerial Council arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis by each jurisdiction. Current vacancies are in respect of the North.