Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (257)

Shane Cassells

Question:

257. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the names of advisers he has appointed to his office since becoming Minister; the responsibilities of each; the previous employment of each; the salaries of each; and if he plans to make further appointments. [4860/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the Appointment of Special Adviser (Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine) Orders, 2016 and 2018 the following special advisers have been appointed since I became Minister: Ms. Áine Kilroy (re-appointment), Mr. Jonathan Hoare (re-appointment) and Mr. Ultan Waldron. 

Two advisers, Mr. Hoare and Mr. Waldron, are currently serving, in line with Section 11 of the Public Service Management Act, 1997.

Mr. Hoare is the Political Adviser, while Mr. Waldron is the Policy Adviser. 

Additional information relating to the appointment of advisers is provided to the Oireachtas upon their appointment.

The current salary scale for Ministerial Advisers is: Special Adviser (Principal Officer) €79,401.00 - €91,624.00.