Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (334)

Shane Cassells

Question:

334. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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 additional appointments. [4871/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Two Special Advisers, Mr. Jack O'Donnell and Ms. Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, are employed in my Department, both of whom work across a wide range of areas within the remit of my Department including Housing, Planning, Local Government, Water Services and Electoral Reform.

Immediately prior to his appointment, Mr. O'Donnell was employed as Deputy Government Press Secretary. Ms. Carroll MacNeill had previously worked as a Special Adviser in the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs and Justice and Equality.

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.