Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (593, 594)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

593. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of the payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of his Department with a yearly breakdown from 2008 outlining the overall amount paid in each year period and the number of staff that received such payments and or allowances. [10158/13]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

594. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of payments made to the CEO or equivalent of all agencies under the aegis of his Department including details of any bonuses, pension entitlements or any other remuneration paid to him or her in 2012. [10175/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 593 and 594 together.

Queries on bonuses, other performance related payments and allowances to staff in the State Bodies should be directed to the State Bodies themselves.

The details of the salaries of the Chief Executive Officers of the twelve State Bodies operating under the aegis of my Department for 2012 are outlined in the table below. In relation to two Commercial State Bodies – Coillte and the Irish National Stud - the salaries of the Chief Executive Officers are paid from the companies own resources as they do not receive funding from my Department. No bonuses were paid to Chief Executives of State Bodies under the aegis of this Department in 2012.

Body/Agency

2012

Non-Commercial

Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board

This Board does not have a CEO. A Higher Executive Officer in my Department is Secretary to the Board

An Bord Bia

Salary €160,082

Bonus €0

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Salary €129,512

Bonus €0

Benefit in Kind €4,212

Marine Institute

Salary €146,221

Bonus €0

National Milk Agency

Salary €85,600

Bonus€0

Sea Fisheries Protection Agency

€15,918 Chairman of SFPA held this position for 2 months of 2012.

Bonus €0

Teagasc

Salary €160,082

Bonus €0

Veterinary Council of Ireland

The salary of the Chief Executive Officer is on par with that of a Principal Officer

Commercial

Bord na gCon

Salary €162,917

Bonus €0

Pension €37,004

Other €15,264

Total €215,185

Coillte

Salary €265,252

Bonus €0

Pension €78,015

Other €27,352

Total €370,619

Horse Racing Ireland

Salary €191,000

Bonus €0

Pension €48,000

Other €8,000

Total €247,000

Irish National Stud

Salary €133,419

Bonus €0

Pension €30,250

Car Allowance €24,000

Total €187,669