Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (451, 452, 453)

Shane Ross

Question:

451. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [8113/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

452. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [8131/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

453. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [8149/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 451 to 453, inclusive, together.

The table below sets out details of all appointments made to the Boards of the bodies funded from my Department's Vote Group in the period in question. I am satisfied that all Board members are suitably qualified to carry out the duties required of them.

Total Number of Board members

% of board members which can be appointed by the Minister

Board members appointed since March 2011

Date of appointment

Term of Office

Appointments subject to public applications process?

Arts Council - 13

100%

Éimear O'Connor

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

John Fanning

13/09/2011

13/09/2011

13/09/2011

07/10/2011

5 years

Yes

Heritage Council - 16

100%

Ciara Breathnach

Kieran O’Conor

Ted Creedon

Catherine Heaney

Fidelma Mullane

Michael Parsons

All appointments made on 25/01/2012

4 years – (current term of office expires on 25/01/2016)

Yes

National Concert Hall - 15

100%

Kieran Tobin (Chair)

Dearbhla Collins

John McGrane

Laurie Cearr

Gina Menzies

Bruce Arnold

Margaret Ryan

Ray Bates

Alma Hynes

Artemis Kent

Deborah Kelleher

Peter McEvoy

Pat Heneghan

Rachel Holstead

Patricia Slavin

Chair appointed on 30/08/2011

All other appointments made on 11/07/2011

5 years

Yes

National Gallery of Ireland - 17

58%

Fred Krehbiel

08/06/2011

5 years

N/A – appointment was underway prior to the introduction of the public applications process.

Crawford Art Gallery - 8

100%

John R. Bowen (Chair)

Sheila Maguire

Noel O'Keefe

Úna Feely

Jim Corr

Tim Brosnan

Tim Lucey

All appointments made in December 2011

2 years

N/A board members were reappointed pro tem during the public service reform process.

Chester Beatty Library - 11

25%

Patricia Donlon

Declan Downey

P Donlon appointed in November 2011

D Downey appointed in May 2012

5 years

Yes

National Archives Advisory Council - 12

100%

Paul Rousse

Mary McAuliffe

Both appointments made on 03/02/2012

5 years

Process in place but no applications received following advertisement.

Irish Manuscripts Commission – 20

(including 1 ex-officio vacancy)

85%

James McGuire (Chair)

Nicholas Canny

David Dickson

David Edwards

Chris Flynn

Greta Jones

James Kelly

Michael Kennedy

Máire Mac Conghail

John McCafferty

Aileen McClintock

Deirdre McMahon

Donal Moore

Thomas O'Connor

Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Ruan O'Donnell

Mary O'Dowd

Jane Ohlmeyer

Fiona Ross

All appointments made in November 2011

The commission's term of office will expire on 28/02/2013.

N/A – the commissioners were reappointed pro tem during the public service reform process.

Údarás na Gaeltachta – 11

(1 vacancy)

*Four of the appointees were nominated by local authorities under the terms of the relevant legislation. The nomination of another local authority has yet to be ratified.

100%

Anna Ní Ghallachair (Chair)

Dairíona Nic Con Iomaire

Pádraig Ó hAinifín

Fiachra Ó Céilleachair

Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin

Micheál Ó Scanaill

Séamus Cosaí Mac Gearailt

Seán Ó Cuireán

Seosamh Ó Laoi

Ian Mac Aindriú

Cathal Seoighe

All appointments made on 20/11/12.

5 years for all members except for Micheál Ó Scanaill and the Meath County Council nominee, Cathal Seoighe, who were both appointed for a two year term, which expires on 19/11/14

Yes