Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Data

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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88. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of State boards under the remit of his Department or its agencies in tabular form; the number of members of each board; the number of women on each board; and the percentage of each board that is made up of women. [49570/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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I am wholly committed to promoting gender balance, diversity and inclusion on the State Boards under my remit as Minister for Transport, to widen access to a broader range of experiences, perspectives, and skillsets. My Department actively engages with our agencies to promote better gender balance on our State Boards, including discussing gender balance and skills mix with Chairs. We also engage with the Public Appointments/State Boards Service to ensure that there is a broad pool of candidates for State Board positions and we will continue to work with them to make further progress on this core objective. I would encourage any individual who has the requisite skills, male or female, to put themselves forward for these open competitions, which provide genuine opportunities to contribute.

There are 11 commercial bodies and 5 non-commercial bodies under the aegis of the Department of Transport.In addition, my Department also processes board appointments for 2 organisations under the remit of our agencies, namely the Railway Safety Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles.

Information in relation to the membership, number and percentage of women on each board is summarised in the following table.

State Board/Agency Total Board membership Total current Board Members Number of Females on current Board Female as % of total currently on Board
Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles 18 17 5 29%
Bus Átha Cliath 9 6 2 33%
Bus Éireann 9 7 2 29%
Córas Iompair Éireann 12 12 4 33%
Dublin Port Company 8 6 0 0%
Iarnród Éireann 9 8 4 50%
Irish Aviation Authority 9 8 4 50%
Marine Casualty Investigation Board 5 3 2 67%
Medical Bureau of Road Safety 5 5 2 40%
National Transport Authority 12 9 2 22%
Port of Cork Company 8 8 2 29%
Port of Waterford Company 8 6 0 0%
Railway Safety Advisory Council 14 14 6 43%
Road Safety Authority 9 9 5 56%
Shannon Foynes Port Company 8 7 3 43%
Shannon Group PLC 10 9 2 25%
Transport Infrastructure Ireland 11 11 3 27%
daa plc 13 12 2 17%

Information relating to board appointments for agencies under my Department's remit and the basis of that appointment is available here on stateboards.ie and on my Department’s website.


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