I wish to inform the Deputy that details of appointments made to State boards within my Department's remit since March 2011 are set out below:
1. Children Detention Schools Board of Management
Member Mr. Dan Kelleher was appointed on 20 September 2011.
2. Courts Service Board
Mr. Shane Browne
Mr. Pat Doyle
Ms Deirdre O'Keeffe
The above were appointed on 5 December 2011.
3. Equality Authority I have re-appointed the following members of the outgoing Board of the Equality Authority until the end of July 2012.
Chairperson Dr. Angela Kerins
Vice-chairperson Mr. Christy Lynch
Ms Rhona Murphy
Ms Salome Mbugua
Ms Ellen Mongan
Ms Betty O'Leary
Mr. Peter White
Mr. Séan Fogarty
Mr. Kieran Rose
Mr. Nigel Brander
Ms Lynn Jackson
Mr. Paddy Maguinness
All of the above were re-appointed on 7 March 2012.
In addition the following were also re-appointed on 13 April 2012: Annette Dolan David Joyce
As already announced, I intend to move very shortly to initiate the process of selection of members of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
Once the persons for appointment to the Commission have been identified, the intention is to arrange for their appointment to both existing bodies (the Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority) in the interim. This will ensure that the two organisations can start to operate as a cohesive whole, with a transition programme being prepared and put in place, so that the two boards operating as one unit can commence preparing a Strategic Plan for the new body and that work can be taken forward rapidly on the staffing review and other preparatory work envisaged in the Working Group report.
4. Judicial Appointments Advisory Board
Dr. Simon Boucher
Ms Karen Dent
Dr. Valerie Bresnihan
All of the above were appointed with effect from 7 June 2011.
5. Legal Aid Board
Chairperson Ms Muriel Walls
Ms Oonagh Buckley
Ms Mary Dalton
Ms Kate Hayes
Ms Joy McGlynn
Ms Oonagh Mc Phillips
Mr. Mícheál O'Connell
Mr. Donncha O'Connell
Mr. John O'Gorman
Mr. Philip O'Leary
Ms Michelle O'Neill
Mr. Ger Power
Mr. Rob Reid
All of the above were appointed on 14 December 2011.
Mr. David Garvey was appointed on 18 January 2012.
6. Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board
Chairperson Judge Brian McCracken was re-appointed as Chairperson with effect from 27 September 2011.
Ms Nora McGarry
Dr. Michael Mulcahy
Both of the above were appointed with effect from 27 September 2011.
7. Parole Board
Chairperson Mr. John Costello was appointed with effect from 26 July 2011.
Ordinary Member Ms Ciairín de Buis was appointed with effect from 26 July 2011.
8. Property Registration Authority
Mr. Frank Branigan was appointed on 29 April 2011.
Ms Teresa Pilkington was appointed on 27 May 2011.
Ms Deirdre Fox was appointed on 4 August 2011.
9. Property Services Regulatory Authority
Chairperson Ms Geraldine Clarke
Ms Carol Boate
Mr. Edward Carey
Mr. Patrick Davitt
Mr. James Doorley
Ms Deirdre Fox
Mr. Martin Hanratty
Ms Josephine Henry
Mr. Paul Mooney
Mr. Myles O'Reilly
Ms Regina Terry
All of the above were appointed on 3 April 2012.
I also wish to inform the Deputy that on 7 December 2011 my Department advertised on its website for expressions of interest from persons who wished to be considered for appointment to the Property Services Regulatory Authority.