Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (297)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

300 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [35884/12]

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

In response to the Deputy's question, I have detailed below the information requested in respect of Special Advisers and Press Advisers employed in my Department for the past five years.

Name

Title

Dermot Murphy from 29/10/2004-06/05/2008

Special Adviser to Minister Mary Coughlan

Michael Shovlinfrom 02/05/2006-07/09/2007

Press Adviser toMinister Mary Coughlan

Sean Perry from 23/01/2008-06/05/2008

Press Adviser to Minister Mary Coughlan

Stiofan Nuttyfrom 01/11/2007-11/02/2010

Special Adviser to Minister of State Trevor Sargent

Dermot M Ryan from 07/05/2008-31/12/2010

Special Adviser to Minister Brendan Smith

Philip Hannon from 07/05/2008-09/03/2011

Special Adviser to Minister Brendan Smith