Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (429, 430)

Niall Collins

Question:

440 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the date on which he made the most recent appointments to the board of the Housing Finance Agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34490/12]

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Niall Collins

Question:

441 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount that each board member of the Housing Finance Agency is paid along with the details of expenses and allowances which they can claim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34491/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 440 and 441 together.

The following table outlines the membership of the board of the Housing Finance Agency and relevant information.

In line with the recommendation of the Review Body on Higher Remuneration in the Public Service, 5 of the 11 directors do not receive a fee, as they are currently employed as public servants.

Where a director performs duties while temporarily away from his/her normal place of work/home, the HFA pays subsistence expenses in accordance with my Department's guidelines.

Position

Name

Date Appointed

Gross Fee Paid to June 2012

Annual Fee

Expenses Paid

Chairman

Michelle Norris

22/02/2012

Nil

Nil

176.75

Director

Colm Brophy

13/03/2012

2,312.70

7,695.00

Director

Pádraic Cafferty

21/03/2012

2,144.51

7,695.00

Director

Jim Miley

30/04/2012

1,303.52

7,695.00

Director

Michelle Murphy

30/04/2012

1,303.52

7,695.00

555.23

Director

Gerry Leahy

30/04/2012

1,303.52

7,695.00

Director

Michael Murray

13/03/2012

2,312.70

7,695.00

Director

John Hogan

22/02/2012

Nil

Nil

Director

Jackie Maguire

30/03/2012

Nil

Nil

Director

Philip Nugent

22/02/2012

Nil

Nil

Director

Mary Lee Rhodes

21/03/2012

Nil

Nil

Total

10,680.47

46,170.00

731.98