Written answers

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Department of Justice and Equality

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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496. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of former civil servants who are currently serving on State boards under her remit; the number of former county managers and chief executive officers of local authorities who are currently on each of the State boards under her remit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33857/22]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy is not held by my Department.

The nomination and appointment processes for boards of bodies under the aegis of my Department are set out in legislation. In line with Government Decision S180/20/10/1617 of 2014 and Guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, my Department, in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) currently advertises for board vacancies as they arise, where I, as Minister for Justice, have nominating rights under relevant legislation.

I also appoint members on the nomination of various bodies, again in accordance with the relevant legislation. PAS campaigns for board members set out the skills and criteria required for positions on boards and are not solely based on the current or former occupation of applicants, except where certain skills or experience are defined in legislation as requirements.

For the Deputy's information, details of the individuals serving on State Boards under the remit of my Department are published on the Gov.ie website at the following link;  



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