Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

Helen Keogh

Question:

215 Ms Keogh asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht the State and semi-State boards under the aegis of his Department; the appointments, if any, which have been made to these boards in the past year; the number of women who have been appointed; the percentage of women currently on each of these boards; and the end date of the current term of all of the boards. [1347/97]

The following table sets out the details:— Column (1): the State boards, agencies, etc., under the aegis of my Department; Column (2): the number of ministerial or Government appointments made during the year ended 22 January 1997; Column (3): the number of women appointed during that year; Column (4): the percentage of women currently serving in terms of the overall membership in each case; and Column (5): the end date of the current term of office of ministerial or Government appointees.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

[a] (5)

Bord Scannán na hÉireann

1

57%

(6) 4.4.1997(1) 16.1.2001

National Theatre Society Ltd [b]

44%

(2) 25.5.1999

An Chomhairle Ealaíon

47%

[c]

Bord na Gaeilge

5

2

45%

(6) 31.10.1998(5) 31.10.2000

Údarás na Gaeltachta [b]

6

3

31%

(6) 30.6.2001

Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge

7

3

43%

31.12.1998

Irish Museum of Modern Art

40%

20.2.2000

National Concert Hall

12

5

46%

(3) 28.1.1997(12) 22.4.2001

Chester Beatty Library [b]

22%

[d]

National Archives Advisory Council

17%

29.1.1997

Irish Manuscripts Commission

31%

(7) 9.11.1997

(4) 4.12.1999

(8) no limit specified

National Museum of Ireland and Botanic Gardens (Board of Visitors) [b]

40%

(4) 9.2.1997

Caretaker Board of the National Museum

10

4

40%

[e]

National Library of Ireland (Council of Trustees) [b]

25%

(2) 9.11.1997(2) 6.12.1998

National Gallery of Ireland (Board of Governors and Guardians) [b]

1

1

29%

(2) 2.2.1997

(1) 12.4.1997

(1) 19.10.1997

(2) 2.6.1998

(1) 27.2.1999

(1) 11.4.1999

(1) 13.12.1999

(1) 18.7.2001

Heritage Council

47%

9.7.2000

Radio Telefís Éireann

1

1

45%

31.5.2000

Independent Radio and Television Commission

40%

16.10.1998

Broadcasting Complaints Commission

43%

2.6.1997

Notes:
[a]The details in the final column refer to Government or ministerial appointees only. The numbers in brackets in this column refer to the number of such appointees whose term of office ends on the corresponding date shown. Where no number in brackets is included, the date applies to all serving Government or ministerial appointees.
[b]In these cases ministerial or Government appointments account for only a percentage of the total membership in each case.
[c]The term will end on the appointment of a new council on a date to be decided during the year ending 30.8.1998.
[d]Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library are life members with the exception of the director of the National Library who is an ex-officio member.
[e]Membership of the caretaker board of the National Museum will be reviewed in the light of progress on the cultural Institutions Bill, 1996.