Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (387, 388)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

401 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will outline the total number of appointments to State boards since March 2011 under the aegis of his Department; the total number of appointments that have been advertised on his Department’s website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35601/12]

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Charlie McConalogue

Question:

402 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of chairpersons appointed to State boards since March 2011 who have appeared before the relevant Oireachtas joint committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35614/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 401 and 402 together.

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to board appointments since March 2011 is provided in the following table.

State Body/Agency

Board members appointed since March 2011

Chairpersons appointed since March 2011

Board vacancies advertised on Department’s website

Chairpersons appearing before Oireachtas Committee

Heritage Council

Ciara BreathnachKieran O’ConorTed CreedonCatherine HeaneyFidelma MullaneMichael Parsons

None

Yes

N/A

Arts Council

Eimear O’ConnorCiaran WalshMark O’ReganJohn Fanning

None

Yes

N/A

National Gallery of Ireland

Fred Krehbiel

None

No — appointment under way prior to new arrangements.

N/A

National Concert Hall

Kieran Tobin (Chair)Dearbhla CollinsJohn McGraneLaurie CearrGina MenziesBruce ArnoldMargaret RyanRay BatesAlma HynesArtemis KentDeborah KelleherPeter McEvoyPat HeneghanRachel HolsteadPatricia Slavin

Kieran Tobin

Yes

Mr. Tobin appeared before the Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

Crawford Art Gallery

John Bowen (Chair)Sheila MaguireNoel O’KeefeÚna FeelyJim CorrTim BrosnanTim Lucey

John Bowen (re-appointment)

No — all of the appointments were re-appointments.

N/A (re-appointment)

Chester Beatty Library

Patricia DonlonDeclan Downey

None

Yes

N/A

Irish Manuscripts Commission

James McGuire (Chair)Nicholas CannyDavid DicksonDavid EdwardsChris FlynnGreta JonesJames KellyMichael KennedyMáire Mac ConghailJohn McCaffertyAileen McClintockDeirdre McMahonDonal MooreThomas O’ConnorDáibhí Ó CróinínRuan O’DonnellMary O’DowdJane OhlmeyerFiona Ross

James McGuire (re-appointment)

No — all of the appointments were reappointments.

N/A (re-appointment)

National Archives Advisory Council

Paul RouseMary McAuliffe

None

No-appointments under way prior to new arrangements.

N/A

For completeness, the following table sets out appointments to the boards of Foras na Gaeilge and the Ulster-Scots Agency, which comprise An Foras Teanga, a North South Implementation Body. Appointments to the boards of such bodies are made by the North South Ministerial Council arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis from each jurisdiction.

Body/Agency

Board members appointed since March 2011

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)Pól CallaghanColm CavanaghÁine Ní ChiaráinBríd Ní ChonghóileLiam KennedySeosamh Mac DonnchadhaTomás Mac EochagáinMarcus Mac RuairiSeán Mícheál Ó DómhnaillDónal Ó hAiniféinTherese RuaneTomás SharkeyCáitríona Ní ShúilleabháinÉamonn Ó Gribín

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)Ida FisherWilliam LeathamVal O’KellyHilary SingletonSharon Tracey-DunneTrevor Wilson