Written Answers. - Departmental Appointments.

Michael Ahern

Question:

769 Mr. M. Ahern asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs the names and addresses of all persons appointed to State bodies, Semi-State boards and all other institutions under the aegis of his office during the period 16 December 1994 to 26 June 1997. [20100/00]

The statutory agencies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Pensions Board, the Combat Poverty Agency, Comhairle, formerly the National Social Service Board, and the Social Welfare Tribunal.

The Pensions Board was set up under the Pensions Act, 1990. The role of the board is to monitor and supervise the provisions of the Pensions Act, 1990, and pension developments generally; and to advise the Minister on all matters relating to the functions assigned to the board and on matters relating to pensions generally.

During the period 16 December 1994 to 26 June 1997 the following persons were appointed to the board: Ms Kay Brophy, County Carlow; Mr. Alan Broxson, Dublin 2; Ms Rosheen Callendar, Dublin 1; Ms Caroline Jenkinson, Dublin 2; Ms Maria Kinlan, Waterford; Ms Raymonde Kelly, Dublin 2; Mr. Joe Mooney, Dublin 2; Ms Veronica McDermott, Dublin 2.

The following members were re-appointed to the board for the term of office from 21 December 1995 to 21 December 2000: Ms Deirdre Carroll, Dublin 1; Mr. Eamonn Heffernan, Chair,Dublin 2; Mr. Jim Kehoe, Dublin 2; Mr. Ciaran Long, Dublin 2; Mr. Donal McAleese, Dublin 2; Mr. Stephen Mc Carthy, Dublin 1; Mr. Joe Mooney, Dublin 2; Mr. Robert Woods, Dublin 4.
The Combat Poverty Agency was established in September 1986 under the Combat Poverty Agency Act, 1986. The main functions of the agency are to advise the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs on all aspects of economic and social planning in relation to poverty; to initiate and evaluate measures aimed at overcoming poverty; and to promote greater public understanding of the nature, causes and extent of poverty and the measures necessary to overcome poverty.
During the period 16 December 1994 to 26 June 1997 the following members were appointed to the board of the Combat Poverty Agency: Ms Anna Lee, Chairperson, Dublin 24; Ms Berni Brady, Dublin 2; Mr. Fergus McCabe, Dublin 1; Ms Fionnuala Richardson, Dublin 1; Mr. Hugh Frazer, Director, Dublin 8; Ms Deirdre Carroll, Dublin 1; Ms Michelle Power, Cork; Mr. Eoin O Malley, Dublin 4; Mr. Niall Fitzduff, County Tyrone; Ms Clare Farrell, Dublin 8; Mr. Brian Kenny, Dublin 8; Mr. Feargus O Raghallaigh, Dublin 11; Mr. Liam Barrett, County Cork; Mr. Pat Ridge, County Kildare.
The National Social Service Board was established in September 1984 under the National Social Service Board Act, 1984. The board was responsible for the development and provision of
information and advice on social services for citizens throughout the country. This organisation was replaced by Comhairle in June 2000 under the Comhairle Act, 2000.
During the period 16 December 1994 to 26 June 1997 the following members were appointed to the National Social Service Board: Dr. Donal de Buitleir, Chair, Dublin 4; Ms Paula Clancy, Vice Chair, Dublin 4; Mr. Mel Cousins, Dublin 2; Ms Joan Duffy, Dublin 11; Mr. Denis Foley, County Kerry; Ms Geralyn McGarry, Dublin 4; Mr. Michael McLoone, County Donegal; Ms Rosarie Moylan, Limerick; Mr. Tom Mulherin, Dublin 1; Ms Mary Murphy, County Louth; Mr. Martin Naughton, Dublin 13; Ms Mary O'Connell, Cork; Mr. Padraig Rehill, Dublin 24; Ms Monica Weir, County Roscommon; Ms Katie Kelly, Belfast.
The Social Welfare Tribunal is a statutory body set up in 1982 under the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1982 to deal with cases where entitlement to unemployment benefit or assistance is refused due to an involvement in a trade dispute.
During the period 16 December 1994 to 26 June 1997 the following members were appointed to the tribunal: Mr. Joseph Chadwick, Chairman, County Dublin; Mr. Richard Keating, Dublin 2.