Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (359, 360, 361)

Shane Ross

Question:

359. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of all appointments made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office, including the State owned banks and the judiciary. [8124/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

360. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of the qualifications of all the appointees made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office including the State owned banks and judiciary for the appointments they have accepted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8142/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

361. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of appointees and the percentage of appointments made by him to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by him since taking office including the State owned banks and the Judiciary that were subject to a public applications process. [8160/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 359 to 361, inclusive, together.

In response to the Deputy’s questions the following is a list of all appointments made by me to all State agencies and commercial bodies under the remit of my Department since taking office:

Office/Board

Name

Date Appointed

Qualifications

% of Appointments to Board/Office

An Post National Lottery Board *

Mr. Donal Connell

(CEO of An Post)

6/11/11

Re-appointed 29/2/12

C Eng. F.I.E.I. BE

57%

-

Mr. Peter Quinn

(CFO of An Post)

16/2/12

B Comm, F.C.A., MBA

57%

-

Mr. Dermot Griffin

(CEO of National Lottery Company)

Re-appointed 6/11/12

B Comm, F.C.C.A.

57%

-

Mr. Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Re-appointed 6/11/12

N.T. BA, B Comm, HDE, DPA

57%

Public Appointments Service Board **

Mr. Eddie Sullivan

01/09/2011

Chairperson

100%

-

Mr. Des Dowling

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Ms. Deirdre O’Keeffe

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Ms. Patricia Coleman

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Ms. Judith Eve

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Mr. Eddie Molloy

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Mr. Dan Murphy

01/09/2011

Member

100%

-

Ms. Fiona Tierney

20/03/2012

Member

100%

-

Mr. Barry O’Brien

01/09/2012

Member

100%

Valuation Tribunal

Mr. John O’Donnell

17/04/2012

Temporary extension of term.

Senior Counsel

50%

-

Ms. Sasha Gayer

01/08/2012

Following appointment as Ord. Member on 31/07/2012.

Senior Counsel

50%

-

Mr. Maurice Ahern

Re-appointed

29/07/2011

Valuer, IPAV

50%

-

Mr. Niall O’Hanlon

29/07/2011

Barrister

50%

-

Mr. Thomas Collins

29/07/2011

PC, FIPAV, NAEA, MCEI, CFO

50%

-

Mr. Michael Lyng

Re-appointed

29/07/2011

Valuer

50%

-

Mr. Frank O’Donnell

Re-appointed

29/07/2011

FRICS, B Agri Sc, MIREF

50%

-

Mr. Tom O’Driscoll

29/07/2011

IPAV

50%

-

Mr. Pat Riney

Re-appointed

29/07/2011

FSCSI, FRICS, ACI Arb

50%

-

Mr. Brian Larkin

Re-appointed

17/04/2012

Barrister

50%

-

Mr. Rory Haniffy

17/04/2012

Barrister

50%

-

Mr. Aidan McNulty

Re-appointed

17/04/2012

Solicitor

50%

Valuation Office

Mr. Dermot Quigley

13/01/2012 – 30/04/2012

Former Revenue Commissioner & Principal Officer at D/PER with exceptional managerial & organisational ability.

Temporary Appointment

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Mr. Ronán O’Brien

Special Adviser

31/05/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

-

Ms. Anne Byrne

Special Adviser

10/03/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

-

Ms. Frances Kelly

Parliamentary Assistant – Constituency Office

10/03/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

-

Ms. Marion Doyle

Constituency Secretary

10/03/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

-

Mr. Eugene O’Sullivan

Civilian Driver

01/05/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

-

Mr. Tony Brennan

Civilian Driver

01/05/2011

Suitably qualified for the position.

100%

Local Government Computer Services Board

Mr. Enda Holland

20/02/2012 – 31/07/2012

Assistant Principal at D/PER

9%

* In light of the proposed sale of the National Lottery licence this year, I accepted a recommendation in these particular circumstances that an exception should be made to the general policy on appointment of directors via a public applications process and approved the reappointment of two existing directors from November last for the expected remaining term of the licence.

** The Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act, 2004 states that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (in consultation with Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Justice and Equality) should appoint members of the Board of the Public Appointments Service. The CEO is appointed to the Board on an ex officio basis.

The Public Appointments Service Board is meant to be representative of its client base so the majority is therefore civil or public servants, nominated by the relevant Minister. There is also a union representative nominated by ICTU. The outgoing Chairman was reappointed by me and the two external members were appointed because of their expertise in strategic change and public service recruitment respectively.