Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Questions (951)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

951. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the names of the persons she has nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration, other than out of pocket expenses, on commissions, industrial, assurance, semi-State or other similar concerns; the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment; the name of the concern to which the appointment was made from 2011 to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46658/15]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

Details regarding remuneration paid since the establishment of the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht on 2 June 2011 to persons nominated by the Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht to State and other relevant bodies operating under my Department's aegis are provided in the tables below.

Fees paid in this period to persons nominated to the bodies in question prior to the establishment of my Department on 2 June 2011 are not included. Similarly, fees paid in this period to ex-officio members, or to persons nominated by entities such as County Councils with rights of nomination to the bodies in question, are not included.

The board of An Foras Teanga comprises the boards of Foras na Gaeilge (16 members) and the Ulster-Scots Agency (8 members). These appointments are made by the North South Ministerial Council, arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis from each jurisdiction.

Most of the boards under my Department's aegis operate on a pro-bono basis. In certain other cases, however, nominees to boards may not be paid fees due to the 'one salary' rule, while others, who could claim fees, have waived their fee on a voluntary basis.

Body

Name of Minister's nominee

Fees paid per person in 2015

Arts Council

Sheila Pratschke (Chair)

Aibhlín McCrann

Joan Sheehy

Miriam Dunne

Monica Spencer

Judith Woodworth

Éimear O'Connor

Brian Maguire

John McAuliffe

John Fanning

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

Chair - €8,978

Ordinary Members - €5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

Heritage Council

Fidelma Mullane

Catherine Heaney

Ted Creedon

Caro-lynne Ferris

Mary Keenan

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€4,988

€1,995

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin

Seán Ó Cuireán

Ordinary Members - €11,970

€11,970

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)

Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)

Pól Callaghan

Colm Cavanagh

Marcus Mac Ruairí

Therese Ruane

Éamonn Ó Gribín

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Áine Ní Chiaráin

Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Seán Mícheál Ó Dómhnaill

Seosamh Mac Donnchadha

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

Ordinary Members - €7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€2,172

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)

Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)

Hilary Singleton

Ida Fisher

Val O'Kelly

William Leathem

Trevor Wilson

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

Ordinary Members - €7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Peatlands Council

Seamus Boland

€2,400

Body

Name of Minister's nominee

Fees paid per person in 2014

Arts Council

Sheila Pratschke (Chair 25/2/14)

Aibhlín McCrann

Joan Sheehy

Miriam Dunne

Monica Spencer

Judith Woodworth

Éimear O'Connor

Brian Maguire

John McAuliffe

John Fanning

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

Chair - €8,314

€5,985

€5,542

€5,542

€5,542

€5,985

€5,542

€5,542

€7,002 (includes part-fee for 2013)

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

Heritage Council

Fidelma Mullane

Catherine Heaney

Caro-lynne Ferris

Ted Creedon

Mary Keenan

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€2,394

National Concert Hall

Margaret Ryan (Acting Chair)

€2,993

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin

Seán Ó Cuireán

Mícheál Ó Scanaill

€11,970

€11,970

€10,607

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)

Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)

Áine Ní Chiaráin

Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Therese Ruane

Pól Callaghan

Colm Cavanagh

Marcus Mac Ruairí

Seán Mícheál Ó Dómhnaill

Éamonn Ó Gribín

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)

Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)

Hilary Singleton

Val O'Kelly

William Leathem

Trevor Wilson

Ida Fisher

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€5771

Peatlands Council

Seamus Boland

€4,200

Body

Name of Minister's nominee

Fees paid per person in 2013

Arts Council

Aibhlín McCrann

Judith Woodworth

Éimear O'Connor

John Fanning

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

€5,985

€5,985

€5,723

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

Heritage Council

Fidelma Mullane

Catherine Heaney

Caro-lynne Ferris

Brendan Dunford

Ted Creedon

Mary Keenan

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€3,706

National Concert Hall

Margaret Ryan (Acting Chair)

Kieran Tobin (Chair)

€5,985

€2,993

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin

Seán Ó Cuireán

Mícheál Ó Scanaill

€11,970

€11,970

€11,970

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)

Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)

Áine Ní Chiaráin

Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Therese Ruane

Pól Callaghan

Colm Cavanagh

Marcus Mac Ruairí

Seán Mícheál Ó Dómhnaill

Éamonn Ó Gribín

Liam Kennedy

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)

Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)

Hilary Singleton

Val O'Kelly

William Leathem

Trevor Wilson

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Peatlands Council

Seamus Boland

€5,000

Body

Name of Minister's nominee

Fees paid per person in 2012

Arts Council

Aibhlín McCrann

Judith Woodworth

Éimear O'Connor

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

€5,785

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

Heritage Council

Caro-lynne Ferris

Mary Keenan

Brendan Dunford

Michael Parsons

Ted Creedon

Fidelma Mullane

Catherine Heaney

€5,985

€5,985

€5,985

€5,601

€5,601

€5,601

€5,601

National Concert Hall

Kieran Tobin (Chair)

€9,450

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Micheál Ó Scanaill

Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin

Seán Ó Cuireán

€10,341

€1,363

€1,363

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)

Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)

Éamonn Ó Gribín

Áine Ní Chiaráin

Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Therese Ruane

Pól Callaghan

Colm Cavanagh

Marcus Mac Ruairí

Seán Mícheál Ó Dómhnaill

Liam Kennedy

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)

Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)

Hilary Singleton

Val O'Kelly

William Leathem

Trevor Wilson

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Body

Name of Minister's nominee

Fees paid per person in 2011

Arts Council

Aibhlín McCrann

Judith Woodworth

Éimear O'Connor

Ciarán Walsh

Mark O'Regan

John Fanning

€5,799

€5,255

€1,779

€1,779

€1,779

€1,384

National Concert Hall

Kieran Tobin (Chair)

€3,150

Foras na Gaeilge

Liam Ó Maolmhichíl (Chair)

Eoghan Mac Cormaic (Vice Chair)

Áine Ní Chiaráin

Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Therese Ruane

Pól Callaghan

Colm Cavanagh

Marcus Mac Ruairí

Seán Mícheál Ó Dómhnaill

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Liam Kennedy

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

Ordinary Members - €7,695/£5,235

Ulster-Scots Agency

Tom Scott (Chair)

Tony Crooks (Vice Chair)

Hilary Singleton

Val O'Kelly

William Leathem

Trevor Wilson

Chair - €11,970/£8,140

Vice Chair - €9,830/£6,690

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

€7,695/£5,235

Irish Manuscripts Commission

James McGuire (Chair)

€10,500