Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (19)

Micheál Martin

Question:

19. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the procedure that is followed by his Department when appointing members of the public to State boards or other agencies under the aegis of his Department; if he will outline all appointments made by him to all boards or agencies since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44974/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

This Government has made changes in relation to appointments to State Boards and bodies with new arrangements involving advertisement of vacancies for applications from suitably qualified candidates and, in accordance with the government Decision of 12 April 2011, I have, each year, on my 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. This information has been used to inform decisions for appointments to State Boards. Such invitations are designed to extend the range of suitable persons from which a Minister might make appointments – not to constrain that range.

In 2011 there were 31 applications received following the advertisement for Expressions of Interest from which 3 appointments were made. In 2012 there were 37 applications received following the advertisement for Expressions of Interest from which 5 appointments were made. It should also be noted that about one third of the appointments in the following 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. The table details all appointments to State Boards which have been filled since 9 March 2011 to date, including the appointments made from the Expressions of Interest received, taking into consideration qualifications and legislative requirements where applicable.

Body

Appointee

Date Appointed

An Post

Mr Donal Connell

14/08/2013

-

Mr Christoph Mueller (Chairperson)

26/03/2013

-

Mr James Wrynn

15/09/2011

-

Mr Paul Henry

15/09/2011

Mr Noel Adamson (worker director)

01/11/2012

-

Mr Patrick Compton (worker director)

01/11/2012

-

Mr Thomas Devlin (worker director)

01/11/2012

-

Mr William Mooney (worker director)

01/11/2012

-

Ms Martina O'Connell (worker director)

01/11/2012

-

Mr William Scally

11/12/2012

-

Ms Lorraine Tormey

01/01/2013

-

Mr Tom O'Brien

11/06/2013

Bord na Móna

Ms Denise Cronin

15/09/2011

-

Mr. John Horgan (Chairperson) 

24/04/2012 (as a Director) 27/09/2012 (as Chairperson)

-

Mr Gabriel D'Arcy 

01/02/2013

-

Mr Gerard O'Donoghue

02/10/2012

-

Ms Elaine Treacy

17/07/2012

-

Mr Barry Walsh

16/10/2012

-

Bord Gais Eireann

Mr Finbarr Kennelly

11/12/2012

-

Mr Michael McNicholas 

07/05/2013

-

Ms Mari Hurley

11/06/2013

-

EirGrid

Dr Gary Healy

15/09/2011

-

Ms Regina Moran

15/09/2011

-

Mr Liam O'Halloran

15/09/2011

-

Ms Bride Rosney

15/09/2011

-

Ms Doireann Barry

22/12/2011

-

Mr Fintan Slye 

17/07/2013

ESB

Mr Lochlann Quinn (Chairperson)

21/01/2013

-

Mr Pat O'Doherty 

09/01/2013

-

Ms Noreen Wright

28/06/2011

-

Mr Seamus Mallon 

03/05/2011

-

Ms Anne Butler

13/11/2012-

-

Ms Noreen O'Kelly

23/04/2013

Irish National Petroleum Corporation (INPC)

Mr Sean Fitzgerald 

01/06/2011

-

Mr Vincent Caffrey 

01/06/2011

-

Ms Aoife MacEvilly 

18/07/2012

-

Mr Aidan Donnelly –Chairperson 

18/07/2012

-

Mr Pat Meehan 

10/07/2013

-

National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA)

Ms Aoife MacEvilly 

11/04/2011

-

Mr Pat Meehan CEO

01/01/2013

-

Mr Aidan Donnelly (Chairperson)

12/07/2013

-

Mr Oliver Whelan 

01/04/2013

TG4

Mr. Micheál Seoighe

17/04/2012

-

Ms. Mairad Ní Cheoinín

17/04/2012

-

Mr. Joe Connolly

17/04/2012

-

Mr. Des Geraghty

17/04/2012

-

Ms. Andra Ní alaithe

17/04/2012

-

Ms Mairead Nic Suibhne

17/04/2012

-

Ms. Michelle Ní Chróinín

17/04/2012

-

Siún Ní Raghallaigh (Chairperson)

17/04/2012

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Ms Julie O'Neill

01/05/2013

-

Mr. Edgar Morgenroth

24/04/2012

-

Mr. Michael Conlon

15/09/2011 (but resigned on 21/08/2012)

-

Ms. Anne Farrell

24/04/2012

-

Mr. Declan Waugh

29/05/2012

-

Ms. Michelle Green

29/05/2012

-

Mr. Brian Carroll 

26/06/2012

-

Mr. Brendan Halligan (Chairperson)

01/10/2012

-

Dr Brian Motherway 

01/05/2012

-

Mr Pat Gilroy

14/05/2013

-

Mr Michael McGarry

14/05/2013

-

Ms Anne Connolly

02/05/2013

-

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

Mr. Paul Holden

29/05/2012

-

Mr. Seamus Ratigan

29/05/2012

-

Mr Leonard Donnelly (Chairperson)

24/11/2012

-

Mr Brendan McDonagh

09/04/2013

-

Ms Alice Davis

24/10/2012

-

Mr Owen Keegan 

07/10/2013

-

Ms Edel Flynn 

19/04/2013

-

Mr Philip Maguire 

09/04/2013 (but subsequently resigned on 06/10/2013)

-

-

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi)

Mr. Ronan O'Reilly (Chairperson) 

22/05/2012

-

Ms. Anne Butler 

22/05/2012 (but resigned on 25/10/2012)

-

Mr. Robin Simpson

22/05/2012

-

Dr. Enda Howley

22/05/2012

-

Dr. Denis Kelliher

22/05/2012

-

Ms. Marion Coy

22/05/2012

-

Mr. Justin Gleeson

22/05/2012

-

Ms Sandra Ryan

22/05/2012

-

Mr. Padraic Jordan

22/05/2012

-

Mr. Oliver Hickey 

19/06/2012

-

Mr Noel Ward

21/12/2012

-

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Mr Fintan Gorman 

10/09/2013

-

Mr Peter J Nally

10/09/2013

The Mining Board

Mr Michael Neary 

17/11/2011

-

Mr Michael MacGrath S.C. (Chairperson)

12/03/2013