Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (459, 460, 461)

Shane Ross

Question:

459. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 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. [8115/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

460. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 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. [8133/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

461. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 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. [8151/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 459 to 461, inclusive, together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that for the past two years I have, on the Department’s website, invited Expressions of Interest from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to vacancies on State Boards under the aegis of my Department. In both years, this information has been used to inform decisions for appointments to State Boards. I have recently advertised on the website of my Department for persons interested in such appointments during 2013.

In the case of public bodies established by Statute, the maximum, and sometimes minimum, number of persons that may be appointed to the Board is generally set out in the relevant legislation. The table below details all the positions on State Boards under the aegis of my Department which have been filled since 9th March 2011. All of the appointments have been made in light of the objectives of the organisation and on the basis of appointees having the necessary competencies, expertise and experience to contribute effectively to the work of the particular boards, whilst also taking into consideration the legislative requirements where applicable.

Appointments to State owned banks and the judiciary do not come under the remit of my Department.

Body

Appointee

Date Appointed

An Post

Mr Donal Connell CEO (ex officio)

Mr James Wrynn

Mr Paul Henry

Mr Noel Adamson (worker director)

Mr Patrick Compton (worker director reappointed)

Mr Thomas Devlin (worker director reappointed)

Mr William Mooney (worker director)

Ms Martina O’Connell (worker director)

Mr William Scally

Ms Lorraine Tormey

14/08/2011

15/09/2011

15/09/2011

01/11/2012

01/11/2012

01/11/2012

01/11/2012

01/11/2012

11/12/2012

01/01/2013

Bord na Móna

 

Ms Denise Cronin

Mr. John Horgan (Chairperson)

Mr Gerard O’Donoghue

Ms Elaine Treacy

Mr Barry Walsh

15/09/2011

24/04/2012 (as a Director) 27/09/2012 (as Chairperson)

02/10/2012

17/07/2012

16/10/2012

Bord Gais Eireann

Mr Finbarr Kennelly

11/12/2012

EirGrid

Dr Gary Healy

Ms Regina Moran

Mr Liam O’Halloran

Ms Bride Rosney

Ms Doireann Barry

15/09/2011

15/09/2011

15/09/2011

15/09/2011

22/12/2011

ESB

Mr Lochlann Quinn (Chairman – reappointed)

Mr Pat O’Doherty (CEO ex officio)

Ms Noreen Wright

Mr Seamus Mallon (reappointed)

Ms Anne Butler

21/01/2013

09/01/2013

28/06/2011

03/05/2011

13/11/2012

Irish National Petroleum Corporation (INPC)

Mr Sean Fitzgerald (reappointed)

Mr Vincent Caffrey (reappointed)

Ms Aoife MacEvilly (reappointed)

Mr Aidan Donnelly – Chairperson (reappointed)

01/06/2011

01/06/2011

18/07/2012

18/07/2012

National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA)

Ms Aoife MacEvilly

Mr Pat Meehan CEO (ex officio) (reappointed)

11/04/2011

01/01/2013

TG4

Mr. Micheál Seoighe

Ms. Mairad Ní Cheoinín

Mr. Joe Connolly

Mr. Des Geraghty

Ms. Andra Ní alaithe

Ms Mairead Nic Suibhne

Ms. Michelle Ní Chróinín

Siún Ní Raghallaigh (Chairperson)

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

17/04/2012

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Ms Julie O’Neill

Mr. Edgar Morgenroth

Mr. Michael Conlon

Ms. Anne Farrell

Mr. Declan Waugh

Ms. Michelle Green

Mr. Brian Carroll  (reappointed)

Mr. Brendan Halligan (re-appointed) (Chairperson)

Dr Brian Motherway CEO (ex officio)

15/09/2011

24/04/2012

15/09/2011 (but resigned on 21/08/2012)

24/04/2012

29/05/2012

29/05/2012

26/06/2012

01/10/2012

01/05/2012

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

Mr. Paul Holden

Mr. Seamus Ratigan

Mr Leonard Donnelly (Chairperson - reappointed)

29/05/2012

29/05/2012

24/11/12012

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi)

Mr. Ronan O’Reilly (Chairperson)

Ms. Anne Butler

Mr. Robin Simpson

Dr. Enda Howley

Dr. Denis Kelliher

Ms. Marion Coy

Mr. Justin Gleeson

Ms Sandra Ryan 

Mr. Padraic Jordan

Mr. Oliver Hickey

Mr Noel Ward

22/05/2012

22/05/2012 (but resigned on 25/10/2012)

22/05/2012

22/05/2012

22/05/2012

22/05/2012

22/05/2012

22/05/201222/05/2012

19/06/2012

21/12/2012

The Mining Board

Mr Michael Neary (reappointed)

17/11/2011