Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (195)

Shane Cassells

Question:

195. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the names of advisers she has appointed to her office since becoming Minister; the responsibilities of each; the previous employment of each; the salaries of each; and if she plans to make further appointments. [4861/18]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

As Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, I have appointed two Special Advisers. 

The appointments were made in line with the "Instructions to Personnel Officers - Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil" that were issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), which permits the appointment of a maximum of two special advisers.

Details of these appointments are publicly available through the DPER website, and are set out in the following table.

Name

Special Adviser to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Mr Pauric McPhillips

Ms Lucy Moylan

Area of Responsibility

Policy

Press

Annual Salary

2nd Point Principal Officer Standard Scale

1st Point Principal Officer Standard Scale

Prior to their current appointments, both individuals served as Special Advisers to me in my capacity as Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.