Written answers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Bodies

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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203. 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 persons with a declared disability on each board; and the percentage of each board that is made up of persons with a declared disability. [62535/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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I am wholly committed to promoting 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 diversity on our State Boards. We also engage with the Public Appointments/State Boards Service to ensure 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 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 and number of members on each board is summarised in the following table. My Department does not record statistics on the number of persons with a declared disability on each board and therefore is not in a position to provide the Deputy with a percentage.

State Board/Agency Total Board membership
Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles 18
Bus Átha Cliath 9
Bus Éireann 9
Córas Iompair Éireann 12
Dublin Port Company 8
Iarnród Éireann 9
Irish Aviation Authority 9
Marine Casualty Investigation Board 5
Medical Bureau of Road Safety 5
National Transport Authority 12
Port of Cork Company 8
Port of Waterford Company 8
Railway Safety Advisory Council 14
Road Safety Authority 9
Shannon Foynes Port Company 8
Shannon Group PLC 10
Transport Infrastructure Ireland 11
daa plc 13

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


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