Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (540, 541, 542)

Shane Ross

Question:

540. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [8123/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

541. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [8141/13]

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Shane Ross

Question:

542. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8159/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 540 to 542, inclusive, together.

I wish to inform the Deputy that the information requested is outlined in the accompanying table. The Deputy should note that under the heading of "Qualifications", unless otherwise stated, I have given details of the legislative basis of the appointments concerned as this provides the requisite criteria for appointment. I also wish to advise the Deputy that in a few cases I reappointed persons that I had previously appointed during the period concerned as indicated by the word "reappointed" after the names of the individuals concerned. For this reason and in order to avoid potential double counting I am unable to provide the percentage of appointments made that were subject to a public appointments process. However details of all appointments and whether the posts were advertised are detailed below.

Entity

Position

Person

Qualifications

Public Applications Process (Y/N)

Appeal Tribunal under Part 3 of the Prisons Act 2007

Member

Quinlan, Michael

(reappointed)

 Prisons Act 2007

 Y

Appeal Tribunal under Part 3 of the Prisons Act 2007

Member

O'Connor, Patricia

(reappointed)

 Prisons Act 2007

 Y

Appeal Tribunal under Part 3 of the Prisons Act 2007

Member

Miller, Bríd

(reappointed)

 Prisons Act 2007

 Y

Appeal Tribunal under Part 3 of the Prisons Act 2007

Member

MacGuill, James

(reappointed)

 Prisons Act 2007

 Y

Prison Visiting Committee - Arbour Hill Prison

Member

Hayes, Rita

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Arbour Hill Prison

Member

Daly, Wilhelmina

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Arbour Hill Prison

Member

Bulbulia, Abdullah

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Arbour Hill Prison

Member

Murray, Paddy

 Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Arbour Hill Prison

Member

O'Connor, Angela

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Assistant Classifier (IFCO)

Assistant Classifier

Power, David

(reappointed)

Complies with terms of The Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act 1992

 N

Assistant Classifier (IFCO)

Assistant Classifier

Brennan, Mark

(reappointed)

Complies with terms of The Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act 1992

 N

Assistant Classifier (IFCO)

Assistant Classifier

McClafferty, Danielle

Complies with terms of The Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act 1992

N

Prison Visiting Committee - Castlerea Prison

Member

Nevin, Michael

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Castlerea Prison

Member

Daly, Martin

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Castlerea Prison

Member

Brady, Eddie

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Children Detention Schools Board of Management

Member

Kelleher, Dan

Appointed under the provisions of the Children Act 2001, Section 167.

 N

Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime

Chairperson

McAndrew, Ray

Retired Assistant Garda Commissioner

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Member

Gibbons, Norah

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Member

Cheatle, John

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Chief Superintendent

McMahon, Anne Marie

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Assistant Commissioner

Twomey, John

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Assistant Commissioner

Nolan, Anthony Joseph

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme under Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

Member

D'Arcy, Eddie

Section 44 of the Children Act 2001 (as amended)

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Cork Prison

Member

O'Keeffe, Margaret

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Cork Prison

Member

O'Connell, Dermot

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Cork Prison

Member

Loughnane, Mary

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Cork Prison

Member

Strahan, Dave

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Cork Prison

Member

Ryan, Tomas

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Courts Service Board

Member

O'Keeffe, Deirdre

Courts Service Act, 1998 - Section 11 (1) (n) an officer of the Minister nominated by the Minister,

 N

Courts Service Board

Member

Doyle, Pat

Courts Service Act, 1998 - Section 11 (1)(o) a person nominated by the Minister to represent consumers of the services provided by the courts,

 N

Courts Service Board

Member

Browne, Shane

Courts Service Act, 1998 - Section 11 (1) (q) a person who, in the Minister's opinion, has relevant knowledge and experience in commerce, finance or administration and who is nominated by the Minister after consultation with such bodies as the Minister considers are representative of such interests in the State.

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Dóchas Centre

Member

Elliott, Mary

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Dóchas Centre

Member

Donnelly, Bernie

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Dóchas Centre

Member

Cloak, Noel

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Dóchas Centre

Member

Gallagher, Ruth

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Dóchas Centre

Member

Delaney, Anne

 Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Garda Confidential Recipient

Member

Connolly, Oliver

Garda Síochána (Confidential Reporting of Corruption or Malpractice) Regulations 2007

 N

Garda Síochána Audit Committee

Member

Kinch, Eamonn

Garda Síochána Act 2005

 N

Garda Síochána Audit Committee

Member

Fitzpatrick, Pat

Garda Síochána Act 2005

 N

Garda Síochána Audit Committee

Member

Collins, James

Garda Síochána Act 2005

 N

Garda Síochána Audit Committee

Deputy Commissioner

Rice, Nacie

Garda Síochána Act 2005

 N

Garda Síochána Audit Committee

Chairperson

Farrelly, Jimmy

Garda Síochána Act 2005

 N

Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Member

Dent, Karen

Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 - Section 13 (2) (c) states "not more than three persons appointed by the Minister who shall be persons engaged in, or having knowledge or experience (being knowledge or experience that the Minister considers appropriate) of commerce, finance, administration or persons who have experience as consumers of the services provided by the courts that the Minister considers appropriate."

 N

Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Member

Bresnihan, Valerie

 Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 - Section 13 (2) (c) states "not more than three persons appointed by the Minister who shall be persons engaged in, or having knowledge or Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 - Section 13 (2) (c) states "experience (being knowledge or experience that the Minister considers appropriate) of commerce, finance, administration or persons who have experience as consumers of the services provided by the courts that the Minister considers appropriate."

 N

Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Member

Boucher, Simon

 Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 - Section 13 (2) (c) states "not more than three persons appointed by the Minister who shall be persons engaged in, or having knowledge or experience (being knowledge or experience that the Minister considers appropriate) of commerce, finance, administration or persons who have experience as consumers of the services provided by the courts that the Minister considers appropriate."

 N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Power, Ger

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

 N

Legal Aid Board

Member

O'Neill BL, Michelle

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Reid, Rob

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

O'Leary, Philip

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

O'Gorman, John

 Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

O'Connell, Donncha

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

O'Connell BL, Micheál D

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

McPhillips, Oonagh

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

McGlynn, Joy

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Hayes, Kate

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Dalton, Mary

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Buckley, Oonagh

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Chairperson

Walls, Muriel

 Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Legal Aid Board

Member

Garvey, David

 Civil Legal Aid Act 1995

  N

Prison Visiting Committee - Limerick Prison

Member

Rooney, Val

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Limerick Prison

Member

Prendergast, Mary

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Limerick Prison

Member

Higgins, John

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Limerick Prison

Member

McCarthy, Patricia

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Limerick Prison

Member

Houlihan, James

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Loughan House

Member

Richey, Kathleen

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Loughan House

Member

Cullen, Andrew

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Loughan House

Member

Boyle, Patrick

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Loughan House

Member

Cutliffe, Peter

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Mental Health Review Board

Member

Mulcahy, Michael

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

 N

Mental Health Review Board

Member

McGarry, Nora

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

 N

Mental Health Review Board

Chairperson

McCracken, Brian

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

 N

Mental Health Review Board

Member

Walsh, Elizabeth

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Midlands Prison

Member

Fennelly, Colette

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Minister's Office Appointments

Personal Secretary to the Minister

Lambert, Cleo

Worked for Minister immediately prior to her appointment.  Appointment made in accordance with Department of Finance instructions to Personnel Officers on Ministerial Appointments for the 31st Dáil.

 N

Minister's Office Appointments

Personal Assistant to the Minister

Hall, Lorraine

Worked for Minister immediately prior to her appointment.  Appointment made in accordance with Department of Finance instructions to Personnel Officers on Ministerial Appointments for the 31st Dáil.

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Mountjoy Prison

Member

Aherne, Joe

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Mountjoy Prison

Member

Crean, Tom

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

National Disability Authority Board

Member

O'Leary, Donie

National Disability Authority Act 1999.

 Y

Parole Board

Member

de Buis, Ciarín

 Director of StartStrong

 N

Parole Board

Chairperson

Costello, John

 Legal Professional

 N

Parole Board

Member

Rock, Eddie

 Retired Garda Síochána

 N

Parole Board

Member

McGarry, Nora

 Medical Professional

 N

Parole Board

Member

McCarthy, Shane

 Legal Professional

 N

Parole Board

Member

Murphy, Brian

 Irish Prison Service

 N

Parole Board

Member

Geiran, Vivian

 Probation Service

 N

Parole Board

Member

Kavanagh, Ray

Retired Public Servant

 N

Parole Board

Member

Duff, Mick

 Director of the St Aengus Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation project

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Portlaoise Prison

Member

O'Neill, Brian

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Portlaoise Prison

Member

Guijt-Lawlor, Margaret

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Property Registration Authority

Member

Branigan, Frank

Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

 N

Property Registration Authority

Member

Pilkington BL, Teresa

Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

 N

Property Registration Authority

Member

Fox, Deirdre

Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

 N

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Terry, Regina

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

O'Reilly, Myles

Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Mooney, Paul

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Henry, Josephine

Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Hanratty, Martin

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Fox, Deirdre X

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Doorley, James

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Davitt, Patrick

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Carey, Edward

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Member

Boate, Carol

Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Property Services Regulatory Authority

Chairperson

Clarke, Geraldine

 Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

 Y

Prison Visiting Committee - Shelton Abbey

Member

Delaney, Gerry

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Shelton Abbey

Member

Short, Margaret

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Shelton Abbey

Member

Gregan, Thomas

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Shelton Abbey

Member

Codd, Richard

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - St. Patrick's Institution

Member

Murphy, Denis

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - St. Patrick's Institution

Member

Muldowney, Emma

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - St. Patrick's Institution

Member

Lyons, John

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - St. Patrick's Institution

Member

Counihan, Niall

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

The Equality Authority

Member

White, Peter

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Rose, Kieran

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

O'Leary, Betty

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Murphy, Rhona

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Mongan, Ellen

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Mbugua, Salome

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Maguinness, Paddy

 (reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Lynch , Christy

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Jackson, Lynn

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Fogarty , Sean

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Brander , Nigel

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Chairperson

Kerins , Angela

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Joyce, David

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

The Equality Authority

Member

Dolan, Annette

(reappointed)

Employment Equality Act, 1998

  N

Prison Visiting Committee - Training Unit

Member

Turley, Noel

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Training Unit

Member

Kenneally, Deirdre

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Training Unit

Member

Kelly, Fintan

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Training Unit

Member

Jordan, Sadie

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Training Unit

Member

Holton, Patrick

 Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Wheatfield Prison

Member

Stephens, Stewart

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Wheatfield Prison

Member

Gleeson, Betty

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Wheatfield Prison

Member

Gill, Kathleen

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Wheatfield Prison

Member

Coyne, Brenda

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

Prison Visiting Committee - Wheatfield Prison

Member

Carter, Anne

Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act, 1925  & Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order, 1925

 N

I wish to advise the Deputy that members of the Judiciary are appointed by the President and not by the Minister for Justice and Equality. However, to be of assistance and because the Deputy has specifically requested details of Judicial appointments, I have listed the appointments concerned below.

Table

Name

Position

Susan Denham*

Chief Justice

Frank Clarke*

Judge of the Supreme Court

John MacMenamin*

Judge of the Supreme Court

Michael White*

Judge of the High Court

Kevin Cross

Judge of the High Court

Paul McDermott

Judge of the High Court

Iseult O'Malley

Judge of the High Court

Colm MacEochaidh

Judge of the High Court

Raymond Groarke*

President of the Circuit Court

Thomas O’Donnell*

Judge of the Circuit Court

Sarah Berkeley

Judge of the Circuit Court

Pauline Codd

Judge of the Circuit Court

Barry Hickson

Judge of the Circuit Court

Keenan Johnson

Judge of the Circuit Court

Mary Ellen Ring

Judge of the Circuit Court

David Riordan*

Judge of the Circuit Court

Carmel Stewart

Judge of the Circuit Court

Rosemary Horgan*

 President of the District Court**

Rosemary Horgan

Judge of the District Court

Michael P. Coghlan

Judge of the District Court

Patrick Durcan

Judge of the District Court

Gráinne Malone

Judge of the District Court

Eugene O’Kelly

Judge of the District Court

Marie Quirke

Judge of the District Court

Kevin Staunton

Judge of the District Court

Alan Mitchell

 Judge of the District Court

Michael Walsh

 Judge of the District Court

Colin Daly

Judge of the District Court

Mary Emer Larkin

Judge of the District Court

John O’Connor

Judge of the District Court

*These judges were nominated for appointment to their current position while already a serving judge. Therefore section 16 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 does not apply.
** Judge Horgan was appointed to the District Court in May 2011 and appointed as President of the District Court on 13 July 2012.