Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (326)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

326. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of appointments he has made from March 2011 to January 2013 to State boards; in the case of each appointment, the number of appointments that were made to members of the general public who submitted a curriculum vitae for the appointment; the number of direct appointments he made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11471/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I wish to advise the Deputy that there have been 64 appointments made to State Boards under the aegis of my Department in the period March 2011 to January 2013 and details of these are set out in the table. 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.

I have, for the past two years, 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. I have recently advertised on the website of my Department for persons interested in such appointments during 2013. It should be noted that such invitations are designed to extend the range of suitable persons from which a Minister might make appointments – not to constrain that range.

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. Mairéad Ní Cheoinín

*Mr. Joe Connolly

*Mr. Des Geraghty

Ms. Andréa Ní Éalaithe

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

*Expression of Interest received

** Official in my Department

It should also be noted that 24 of the appointments in the table were either ex-officio appointments, reappointments, the appointment of worker directors chosen by election, or appointments made from nominations made by an Oireachtas Committee