Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (181)

Charlie McConalogue


185 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of chairpersons appointed to State boards since March 2011 that have appeared before the relevant Oireachtas joint committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35618/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The table below provides the relevant details of all appointments (and re-appointments) of Chairpersons made to bodies under the aegis of my Department since my appointment as Minister on the 9th of March, 2011.

The relevant Oireachtas Joint Committee has been informed of these appointments and that the Chairpersons will make themselves available to the Joint Committee to discuss the approach which they will take to their role as Chairperson and their views about the future contribution of their Body to the education sector.

Agency Name


Education Finance Board

Mr. Sean Benton (Chair)

Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)

Mr. Donal O’Rourke (Chair)

Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

Prof. Séamus Smyth (Chair)

Irish Research Council

Dr. David Lloyd (Chair)


Mr. Michael McLoughlin (Chair)

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Brigid McManus (Chair)

State Examinations Commission

Mr. Richard Langford (Chair)

Teaching Council

Michael Ó Gríofa (Chair)

Grangegorman Development Agency

Mr. John Monahan (Chair)