Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

141 Ms O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the details of each appointment of nomination made by his Department to bodies, boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department since 1 January 2002; the method used in selecting people for such appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18628/02]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement:

Board

Person Appointed

Method of Selection

National Crime Council

Dr. Neilus Moriarty

Appointed by the Ministertaking into consideration expertise and interests of a wide group

National Disability Authority

Sadie Tierney

Appointed by the Minister having regard to the objectives set out in section 20 of the National Disability Authority Act, 1999

Expert Consultation Team on Disability Legislation

Sylda Langford (Chairperson)Prof. Brian NolanBernard FeeneyBrian Crowley MEPJohn O'Donnell

The members of the team were selected having regard to their particular area of expertise relevant to the consultation process

Human Rights Commission

Dr. Maurice Manning

Appointed in accordance with the criteria set out in the Human Rights Commission Act, 2000 and 2001

Refugee Appeals Tribunal

Bruce St. John BlakeDenis LinehanAnn TaitJohn HayesGillian HusseyJoseph BarnesDavid AndrewsMichael O'Kennedy

Appointed by the Minister, with a requirement of a minimum of five years practice as a solicitor or a Barrister

Independent Monitoring Committee for the Refugee Legal Service

Frank KingTom McCarthyAidan CollearyFr. Brian Moore

Appointed by the Minister. Whilst no particular qualification is required, in order to be selected to serve on the Committee, the persons serving are drawn from a wide range of sectors in the community, including the voluntary sector and the business sector.

Morris Tribunal of Inquiry

Mr. Justice Frederick Morris

Appointed by the Minister on the basis that he is the most suitable person to conduct such an inquiry being recently retired, President of the High Court

Appointment of Assistant Film Censor

Tom Fitzgerald

Appointed by the Minister (section 2 of the Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act, 1992)

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal

Dr. John F. O'Mahony (Chairperson)

Appointed by the Minister (Paragraph 17 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme)

Legal Aid Board

Clare Pilkington

Appointed by the Minister Staff Representative (section 4(3)b(iii) of the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995)

Censorship of Publications Appeal Board

Padraig O'Connell (Chairperson)

Appointed by the Minister (section 3 of the Censorship of Publications Act, 1946)

Prisons Authority Interim Board

Michael O'Shea

The Prisons Authority Interim Board is composed of individuals from my Department, the Irish Prison Service as well as a staff representative and persons from the business sector. This mixture of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds ensures that the best possible guidance is given to advancing the aims of the Prison Service.

Interim Parole Board

Sean LowryMartin Tansey

The Interim Parole Board comprises of officials from my Department, the Irish Prison Service, the Probation and Welfare Service, the psychiatric profession, as well as a number of other individuals from various backgrounds representing community interests, including the Chief Executive Officer of Victim Support.

Board

Person Appointed

Method of Selection

Arbour Hill Prison Visiting Committee

John MurphyEithne KilleenSeamus QuinnRita Hayes

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee

Mary Devine O'CallaghanBilly Burgoyne

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Cork Prison Visiting Committee

Sadie JordanColette CarterJack RocheBosco O'FarrellEddie CreightonAnne ButlerRay O'Mahony

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Fort Mitchel Place of Detention Visiting Committee

John HodnettAngela O'ConnorElizabeth O'BeirneEamon RafterKevin O'NeillElizabeth LeahyJoseph Murphy

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Limerick Prison Visiting Committee

Michael FahyGer ConnollyColette ScanlonTom O'KeeffeRobert MulcahyAnn O'KeeffeEileen O'BrienNoirin Mitchell

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee

Bridie FitzgeraldPierce WyseDesmond GibneyBetty Minihane

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Portlaoise Prison Visiting Committee

Jim LaniganCatherine QuinnThe Venerable HHJ GrayCllr. Mary WheatleyCatherine Rochford

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Shelton Abbey Place of Detention Visiting Committee

Kevin FitzgeraldPat DoranOonagh DoylePat FitzgeraldColette Douglas

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Board

Person Appointed

Method of Selection

St. Patrick's Institution Visiting Committee

Patrick O'SullivanMary MurphyCllr. Hugh LynnNoel CloakMichael Burns

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Wheatfield Prison Visiting Committee

Rena Donaghey

There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

Internet Advisory Board

Supt. Kieran Kenny

Representing An Garda Síochána

Brian McAufield

Representing Information Society Commission

Board of Directors of the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds

Joe Moran (Chairperson)Anthony SpollenWard McEllin

Appointed by the Minister for his expertiseAppointed by the Minister for his expertiseAppointed by the Minister for his expertise

Frances Kennedy

Appointed by the Minister for her expertise

Michael Cahill

Appointed by the Minister for his expertise

Rosaleen Glackin

Appointed by the Minister (ICTU nominee)

John Haskins

Appointed by the Minister-Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform representative

District Court Rules Committee

Sean McMullin

Nominated by the Law Society (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936

Judge John P. Brophy

Appointed by the Minister (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936

Judge John Garavan

Appointed by the Minister (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936

Circuit Court Rules Committee

Gerard Doherty

Nominated by the Law Society (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)

Fergal Foley

Nominated by the Bar Council (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)

Patrick Hunt

Nominated by the Bar Council (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)

Margaret Cordial

Nominated by the Attorney General (section 36(4)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 2002

Her Hon. Judge Elizabeth Dunne

Nominated by the President of the High Court (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)

Superior Court Rules Committee

Michael Peart

Nominated by the Law Society (section 15(3) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1953

Matthew Feely

Nominated by the Attorney General (section 36(4)(a) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 2002

Noel Rubotham

Nominated by the Chief Executive of the Courts Service Under Sec 30(2) of the Courts Service, Act, 1998 membership was delegated to him by the Chief Executive of the Courts Service

The Hon. Mr. Justice Liam McKechnie

Nominated by the President of the High Court (Sec 67(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)

Committee on Court Practice and Procedure

John O'Leary

Nominated by the Minister to fill a lay member vacancy on the Committee.

Court Service Board

Conor Maguire

Nominated by the Bar Council (Sec 11(1)(k) of the Courts Service Act, 1998)

Judge David Anderson

Elected by the Judges of the District Court (Sec 11(1)(h) of the Courts Service Act, 1998)

Board

Person Appointed

Method of Selection

Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Lawrence Shields

Nominated by the Law Society (Sec 13(2)(b)(ii) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

Olive Braiden

Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

John Coyle

Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

Tadhg O'Donoghue

Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

Conor Maguire

Nominated by the Bar Council (Sec 13(2)(b)(i) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

Rory Brady

Ex-officio member (Sec 13(2)(a)(v) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)

Inquiry into the death of Mr. John Carthy at Abbeylara

Mr. Justice Robert Barr

Appointed by the Minister Most suitable person, being a recently retired High Court Judge