Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (69)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

69. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of his special advisers and their salaries. [50937/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The table gives details of the special advisers I have engaged at my Department since I was appointed to office. As provided for under the terms of the Ethics in Public Office Acts, copies of the appointees' contracts of employment together with details of their qualifications were laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Name

Grade

Start Date

End Date

Salary

John Walshe

Special Adviser

05/07/2011

Current

€87,258

Deirdre Grant

Special Adviser

05/07/2011

Current

€81,676

*Siobhan Creaton

Temp Special Adviser

30/04/2013

18/11/2013

€75,645

*Ms. Creaton was appointed in a temporary capacity to cover the duration of Ms. Grant’s maternity leave.