Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Questions (176)

Peadar Tóibín


176. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department that are also serving on other State boards; the persons on State boards under the aegis of her Department that have served previously on other State boards; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6456/18]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Deputy will be aware that in 2014 the Government agreed new arrangements for appointments to State Boards (Government Decision S180/20/10/1617). The Government Decision requires that all appointments (with some limited exceptions) are to be advertised through the State Boards portal, The process of advertising and selection of suitable potential candidates for appointment to the State Boards under the aegis of my Department is managed by the Public Appointment Service (PAS). Appointees must meet specific and detailed criteria, set out in each case, as necessary for the effective performance of the relevant role(s). This is to ensure that the Board has an appropriate mix of the experience, knowledge and skills to successfully oversee the performance of the Board’s functions.

All appointments to State Boards are published on

Details of previously held positions on other State Boards are not held by my Department.