Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (141)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

139 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of the number of political advisers employed by his predecessors in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35894/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

The following table shows the number of political advisers employed by my predecessors in each of the past five years:

Date

Minister

Number of Political Advisers

Jan 2007-May 2008

Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D. Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

2

May 2008-March 2010

Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D. Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

3

March 2010-Jan 2011

Mr. Batt O’Keeffe, T.D. Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

2

March 2011-present

Mr. Richard Bruton TD Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

2

Question No. 140 was answered with Question No. 128.