Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (236)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

236. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he will replace the member on the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board who resigned last November; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5360/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As recently announced, I have appointed Mrs Frances Harrington to fill the vacancy on the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board following the resignation of Mr Paddy Doyle. Mrs Harrington's appointment is effective from 29th January until the expiry of the Board's four year term which commenced on 25 March 2013. At the same time, I announced my nomination of Mr David J O Callaghan as Chair of the Board following the Chair's indication that she intends to resign due to planned surgery which will limit her availability to perform the functions. I understand that Mr O'Callaghan will meet with Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection next week.