Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (356)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

356. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 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. [11474/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Up to 31 December 2012, the latest date for which information is available, the position is as follows:

Agency / Board

Name of Appointee

Date of Appointment

An Bord Pleanála

Dr. Mary Kelly (Chairperson)

29/08/2011

An Bord Pleanála

Mr. Conall Boland (Deputy Chairperson)

01/01/2012

An Bord Pleanála

Ms. Mary MacMahon   

27/11/2011

An Bord Pleanála

Mr. Michael Leahy

14/05/2012

An Bord Pleanála

Mr. Nicholas Mulcahy

21/05/2012

An Bord Pleanála

Mr. Gabriel Dennison

21/05/2012

An Bord Pleanála

Mr. Paddy Keogh

21/05/2012

Building Regulation Advisory Board

Mr. Aidan O'Connor (Departmental representative)

19/04/2011

Building Regulation Advisory Board

Mr. Paul Kelly

19/04/2011

Building Regulation Advisory Board

Mr. Conor Taaffe

16/06/2011

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Dr. Niamh Brennan

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Niall Coveney

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Dónall Curtin

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Ms. Yvonne Farrell

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Mark Griffin (Departmental Representative)

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Brendan Malone

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Ms. Catherine Mullarkey

01/05/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. John Tierney (Chairperson)

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Gerry Grimes

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Dr. Philip Matthews

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Ms. Lucy McCaffery

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Charlie Murphy

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Ms. Imelda Reynolds

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Michael Stubbs

01/06/2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority*

Mr. Frank Walsh

01/06/2012

Environmental Protection Agency

Ms. Laura Burke (Director General)

08/11/2011

Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Dara Lynott

12/07/2012

Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Gerard O'Leary

08/05/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Michelle Norris (Chairperson)

22/02/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. John Hogan (Department of Finance nominee)

22/02/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Phillip Nugent (Departmental representative)

22/02/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Ms. Jackie Maguire (CCMA Representative)

13/03/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Colm Brophy

13/03/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Michael Murray

13/03/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Padraic Cafferty

21/03/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Dr. Mary Lee Rhodes

21/03/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Jim Miley

30/04/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Ms. Michelle Murphy Lawless

30/04/2012

Housing Finance Agency

Mr. Gerry Leahy

30/04/2012

Irish Water Safety

Ms. Breda Collins (Chairperson)

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. John Considine

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Michael Cuddihy

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Tom Doyle

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Brendan McGrath

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Paul Murphy

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Seamus O'Neill

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Martin O'Sullivan

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Ms. Anne Ryan

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Ms. Lola O'Sullivan

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Christy McDonagh

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Tim O'Sullivan

(Departmental representative)

21/11/2011

Irish Water Safety

Mr. Odran Reid

27/06/2012

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr. Rich Howlin

(Chairperson)

21/12/2011

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr. Eddie Lewis

(Departmental representative)

21/12/2011

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Ms. Marie McLaughlin

(Department of Public

Expenditure & Reform Representative)

21/12/2011

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr. Peter Carey County

Manager Laois County Council

21/12/2011

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Ms. Ann McGuinness

21/12/2011

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr . Dermot Nolan

(Department of Public

Expenditure & Reform Representative)

21/12/2012

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr . John O Connor

21/12/2012

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr . Donal McManus

21/12/2012

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

Mr . Michael Layde

(Departmental representative)

01/08/2012

Local Government Computer Services Board

Mr. Eddie Breen (Chairperson)

County Manager Wexford County Council

01/01/2012

Local Government Computer Services Board

Mr. Michael Malone County

Manager Kildare County Council

01/11/2011

Local Government Computer Services Board

Mr. Barry Quinlan

(Departmental representative)

23/11/2011

Local Government Computer Services Board

Mr. Enda Holland (Department of

Public Expenditure & Reform Representative)

22/02/2012

Local Government Management Services Board

Mr. Eddie Breen (Chairperson)

County Manager Wexford County Council

01/01/2012

Local Government Management Services Board

Mr. Donal Enright

(Departmental representative)

01/11/2011

Local Government Management Services Board

Mr. Michael Malone County

Manager Kildare County Council

01/11/2011

Local Government Management Services Board

Mr. Barry Quinlan

(Departmental representative)

23/11/2011

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Barry Quinlan

(Departmental representative)

24/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Donal Enright

(Departmental representative)

24/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Paul McDonald

(Departmental representative)

24/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Eddie Breen (Chairperson)

County Manager Wexford County Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Peter Carey County Manager

Laois County Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Hubert Kearns County Manager

Sligo County Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Michael Malone County Manager

Kildare County Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Eddie Sheehy County Manager

Wicklow County Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. John Tierney City Manager

Dublin City Council

20/09/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Martin Riordan

Cork County Manager

18/10/2012

Local Government Management Agency**

Mr. Michael Walsh

Waterford City manager

18/10/2012

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

Mr. Tom Coughlan

County Manager Clare

County Council

21/12/2011

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

Ms. Colette Spears

26/06/2012

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

Mr Jim Ganley

(Departmental representative)

31/03/2012

Private Residential Tenancies Board

Mr. Tim Ryan

17/02/2012

Private Residential Tenancies Board

Ms. Tricia Sheehy Skeffington

17/02/2012

Private Residential Tenancies Board

Ms. Paula O’Reilly

(Departmental representative)

22/03/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Professor William Reville

(Chairperson)

16/01/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Dr. Paraic James

(public servant)

16/01/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Dr. Maurice Fitzgerald

(Dental Council)

19/10/2011

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Dr. Patricia Cunningham

(public servant)

20/02/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Mr. John O'Dea

30/11/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Ms. Darina Muckian

30/11/2012

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Ms. Adi Roche

30/11/2012

 

Radiological Protection Institute Ireland

Dr. Patrick Gilligan

30/11/2012

* The board of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority was reappointed from 1 May 2012 and replaced by a new board from 1 June 2012 which will continue in place until 31 December 2013.

** The Local Government Management Agency was established on 1 August 2012 and replaces the Local Government Computer Services Board and the Local Government Management Services Board.

A notice was placed on my Department’s website on 19 July, 2011 seeking expressions of interest, from suitably qualified and experienced persons, for consideration as members or chairpersons of the boards of state bodies under the aegis of my Department. The notice is updated regularly as specific vacancies arise.

Vacancies on the boards of other bodies under my Department’s aegis will be notified on the website as they arise. However, expressions of interest can be made at any time and will be kept on file in my Department for consideration as vacancies occur.

All appointments are made in accordance with the appropriate legislation governing appointments to each body. In considering applications due regard is also had to Government policy regarding gender balance on State Boards.

A number of different statutory processes are involved in appointments to State boards. In some cases statutory selection procedures must be followed or nominations must be sought from independent nominating panels before appointments are made by the Government or by the Minister. In a number of situations, only some appointments to the body concerned are made by the Minister, or appointments are made with the consent of another Minister.

The Boards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and An Bord Pleanala are executive in nature and members are employed on a full time salaried basis.

Appointments are made taking into account the requirement of the position and the qualifications, experience and expertise of the potential candidates.

The following members were appointed to the Board of Pobal, a not-for-profit company under the aegis of my Department, by Government:

- Mr. Séamus Boland (Chair)

- Mr. Tommy Maguire

- Mr. Liam Keane

- Ms. Siobhan McLoughlin

- Ms. Jennifer McHugh

- Ms. Mari Hurley

- Mr. William Cotter

- Mr. Gerald Quain

- Cllr. John Kelleher

- Ms. Ann Costello

Article 3 of the Articles of Association of Pobal requires the Minister to consider nominations received from a list of stakeholders and the Social Partners defined by Government in 2005. The list comprises:

- National Social Partners - Social Partners party to the Sustaining Progress Agreement; and

- Stakeholders - Area and Community Partnership, County Childcare Committees, and County and City Managers Association.

A consultation process was conducted and 22 nominations received from the Stakeholders and the National Social Partners were considered for purposes of the Government appointments to the vacant positions on the board.

Question No. 357 answered with Question No. 353.