Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (130, 131)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

130. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [18315/13]

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Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

131. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in a tabular format a list of all his special advisers' pay and that of his Minister of State, to include each salary, name of employee above principal officer standard scale salary rate; and if he will supply the total pay bill for all his special advisers for 2012 [18329/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 130 and 131 together.

The following table outlines the names and salary details of the two Special Advisors appointed by me as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. There are no further Ministerial advisers appointed in my Department.

Position

Name

Salary Scale

Pay Bill for 2012

Special Adviser

Mr. Ciaran Conlon

€127,000

€126,562.02*

Press Adviser

Mr. Conor Quinn

€80,051- €98,424

(Principal Officer)

€82,243.53*

*Based on fortnightly pay dates within 2012.