Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (643)

Shane Ross

Question:

643. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of the qualifications of all the appointees made by her to all State agencies, commercial bodies and all other appointments made by her since taking office including the State owned banks and Judiciary for the appointments they have accepted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8132/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I would like to inform the Deputy there are four agencies which are funded by the Exchequer through my Department's Vote. These are the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI); the Family Support Agency (FSA); the National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) and the Ombudsman for Children. With effect from 1 January 2012, I have taken responsibility for the Children Detention Schools as provided in Part 10 of the Children Act 2001.

Apart from the Ombudsman for Children's Office which does not have a board, I am responsible for all Board of Management appointments.

Since I took office in March, 2011 there have been 35 appointments to the Boards of Management under the aegis of my Department.

I can confirm to the Deputy that I have not made any appointments to any commercial bodies, state owned banks or the judiciary since taking office.

Set out in tabular format is a list of all appointments made by me to the Boards of Management under the aegis of my Department together with details of their terms of appointment and their qualifications/competencies.

National Educational Welfare Board

Board Member

Term

Qualifications

Nuala Doherty (Chair)

30/07/12 – 29/07/17

Director, Centre for Effective Services, former Director of Educational Welfare Services in National Educational Welfare Board

Brendan Broderick

15/09/11 – 03/03/14

ASTI

Catherine Connery

28/05/12 – 27/05/15

Former Teacher. Member of Kilkenny County Council and Kilkenny VEC

Marian Jennings

28/05/12 – 27/05/15

Law Lecturer, DIT

Eamonn Flynn

15/09/11 – 03/03/14

National Educational Welfare Board

Bob Dowling

02/03/12 – 01/03/15

Teacher

Ruairí Gogan

02/03/12 – 01/03/15

Civil Servant – Department of Justice and Equality Rep

Deirdre Matthews

14/01/13 – 30/09/13

Civil Servant – Department of Education and Science Rep

Mary Donnelly

23/04/12 – 22/04/15

Civil Servant – Department of Social Protection Rep

Children Detention Schools

Board Member

Term

Qualifications

Joe Horan (Chair)

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Retired (ex County Manager)

Gerard McKiernan

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Acting Local Health Manager HSE

Ursula Kilkelly

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Lecturer, University College Cork

Diego Gallagher

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Practising Solicitor

Sylda Langford

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Retired – ex Civil Servant

Pat Rooney

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Farmer (Local Rep)

Elizabeth Howard

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Homemaker (Local Rep)

Colin Fetherston

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Residential Care Worker

Barry Rooney

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Residential Care Worker

Deirdre Keyes

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Education Officer County Dublin VEC

Dan Kelleher

26/03/12 – 25/03/14

Civil Servant – Department of Children and Youth Affairs Rep

Family Support Agency

Board Member

Term

Qualifications

Sharon Foley (Chair)

30/01/12 – 31/03/13 (Ordinary Board member)

26/03/12 – 31/03/13

(Chair)

CEO Irish Hospice Foundation

Caroline Murphy

20/10/11 – 31/03/12

16/04/12 – 31/03/13

Organisational Psychologist and Broadcaster

Dick Hickey

02/06/11 – 01/12/11

02/12/11 – 31/03/12

16/04/12 – 31/03/13

Executive Director, St. Brigid’s Family resource Centre

Dr. John Griffin

30/04/12 – 31/03/13

Consultant Psychiatrist

Marie Fenlon

01/09/11 – 31/03/12

16/04/12 – 31/03/13

Nominee of the Family Resource Centre National Forum

Liz Chaloner

30/01/12 – 31/03/13

Independent Researcher, Facilitator, Consultant

Nuala Ryan

30/01/12 – 31/03/13

President UCD Women Graduates Association

Catherine Downey Murphy

11/07/12 – 31/03/13

Management positions in Health Service, Southern Health Board

Catherine Hazlett

(Resigned on 16/05/12 due to restructuring of Department)

26/07/11 – 31/03/12

16/04/12 – 31/03/13

Civil Servant – Department of Children and Youth Affairs Rep

Yvette O’Malley

(Resigned on 10/11/11)

01/09/11 – 10/11/11

Family Support Agency Staff Rep, Mediator

Marie Dullea

11/07/12 – 31/03/13

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Rep

Imelda Martin

28/11/11 – 31/03/12

16/04/12 – 31/03/13

Family Support Agency Staff Rep

Lorraine Mulligan

12/12/12 – 31/03/13

Experienced Researcher, financial analysis, advocacy

Dr. Nollaig Byrne

08/02/12 – 31/03/13

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Adoption Authority of Ireland

Board Member

Term

Qualifications

Dr. Imelda Ryan

07/02/12 – 6/07/17

Doctor/medical