Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (672)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

686 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [35600/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

Since March 2011 vacancies on the Boards of the State Bodies that fall under my Department's remit are listed on my Department's website and expressions of interest sought. In the case of a number of bodies, the board appointments, while made by me, are not at my sole discretion and, instead, individuals are nominated for appointment by me by various organisations as specified in the relevant statute. These are the Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board, Teagasc, National Milk Agency, Veterinary Council of Ireland and Horse Racing Ireland.

There have been a number of appointments to State Boards during my tenure and the details of these are outlined in the accompanying table.

Body/Agency

No of Board Members

No of Board appointments since March 2011

Name

Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board

7

2

Brendan BriceCamilla Keane

An Bord Bia

15

9(including the Chair)

Michael Carey (Chair)Gary BrownMichael CroninRhona HollandJohn KingstonBrody SweeneyJohn ComerMary J ByrneJohn Bryan

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

6

1

Kieran Calnan (Chair)

Bord na gCon

7

6

Philip Meaney (Chair)Matt MurphyBrendan MooreTim GilbertTony McNameeWilliam O Dwyer

Coillte

9

2

Oliver McCabeDavid Gunning

Horse Racing Ireland

14

3

Noel MeadeNeville O’ByrneMary O’Connor

Marine Institute

9

1

Paul Hyde

Teagasc

11

1

Thomas Cooke

Veterinary Council

19

5

Michael SheahanPeadar Ó’ScanaillMichael SadlierDeirdre CampionMartin Blake