Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (292)

Shane Cassells


292. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection 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 additional appointments. [4867/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Two Special Advisers, Ms Denise Duffy and Mr Gerry Mullins, are employed by my Department, both of whom work across a wide range of areas within the remit of my Department including Employment Law, Employment Supports and Activation, Pensions Policy and Social Protection.

Immediately prior to her appointment, Ms Duffy was employed as Special Adviser to the Government Chief Whip in the Department of An Taoiseach. Mr Mullins had previously worked with IBEC as a Senior Corporate Affairs Executive.

Both are paid on the Principal Officer (Standard) PPC pay scale (€84,973 - €104,507).

I have no plans at present to make any additional appointments.