Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (285, 286)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

288 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Defence if he will provide details of the number of political advisers employed by him or his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35869/12]

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Jerry Buttimer

Question:

289 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Defence 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. [35888/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 288 and 289 together.

I have not appointed any political advisers in my role as Minister for Defence. The political advisers appointed by my predecessors are set out in the table below:

Minister Tony Killeen, T.D. (March 2010 to January 2011)

Name

Job Title

Mr. Declan RyanMs Derval Monahan

Special AdviserSpecial Adviser

Minister Willie O'Dea, T.D. (June 2007 to February 2010)

Name

Job Title

Mr. Derek MooneyMs Suzanne Coogan

Special AdviserSpecial Adviser