Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

62 Mr. Quinn asked the Taoiseach the number of political appointments made by him in 1998; the criteria for those appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1806/99]

Una Hanley was appointed as personal assistant both to John Murray, deputy Government Press Secretary/Head of Government Information Services and to Katharine Bulbulia, Programme Manager to the Tánaiste on 12 October 1998. She previously worked as personal secretary to Deputy O'Malley and also has extensive administrative experience in the private sector.