Written Answers. - Harbour Authorities.

Richard Bruton

Question:

186 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the membership of the Dublin Port Authority, indicating in each case the experience or expertise which resulted in the person's selection. [15196/02]

The following schedule details the current membership of the board of the Dublin Port Company.

The composition of the boards of the commercial State port companies is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Harbours Act, 1996. In accordance with section 17(3) of the Act the number of directors shall be not more than 12. Each director is appointed by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources with the consent of the Minister for Finance. The chief executive officer of each port company is anex-officio director in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
Section 30(6) of the Act and the Port Companies (Appointment of Local Authority Directors) Regulations, 1996 and 2002 provide that the Minister shall appoint three members of a prescribed local authority or local authorities, each of whom has been nominated in the prescribed manner by a prescribed local authority or local authorities, as port company directors.
Section 30(1)(a) of the Act provides that the Minister shall, in respect of a company the employees of which are more than 50 in number, appoint to be each a director of the company, two company employees nominated following an election process.
The remaining six directors are appointed by the Minister and in accordance with Section 30(7) of the Act the Minister is obliged to consult with the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, the Irish Business and Employers Confederation and var ious other persons seeking their recommendations in relation to these appointments.
All recent appointments to the boards of State port companies, following the expiration of their five year terms of office, were made in full compliance with statutory requirements.

Port Company

Name of Director

Date Appointed

Recommended/Nominated

Dublin Port Company

Mr. Joe Burke (C)

25 April 2002

Mr. Jerry Kiersey

25 April 2002

Mr. Tom Hussey

25 April 2002

Mr. Tony Ennis

25 April 2002

Irish Ship Agents Association

Ms Cathy Bryce

25 April 2002

IBEC

Mr. Brian Kerr

25 April 2002

Irish Ship Agents AssociationIrish Chamber of ShippingInstitute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Cllr. John Stafford

3 March 2002

Nominated by Dublin City Council

Cllr. Eamonn O'Brien

26 July 1999

Nominated by Dublin City Council

Cllr. Royston Brady

26 July 1999

Nominated by Dublin City Council

Mr. Thomas Linehan (E)

22 September 1997

Elected by the employees of the company

Mr. Eamonn McAteer (E)

22 September 1997

Elected by the employees of the company

Mr. Enda Connellan (ex-officio)