Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (389)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

389. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the public bodies and entities under the aegis of his Department for which he is responsible for making all or some appointments which are not subject to the guidelines on appointments to State boards, in that the recruitment and selection process is undertaken by his Department and not through the Public Appointments Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52179/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

All appointments made by me comply with the legislation in place and/or are made in line with Guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The basis for the nomination of members to the boards of bodies under the aegis of my Department is usually set out in legislation.

In line with Government Decision S180/20/10/1617 of 2014 and Guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the advertising for expressions of interest in vacancies on State Boards, my Department in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) currently advertises for board vacancies as they arise, where I, as Minister for Health, have nominating rights under relevant legislation. I also appoint members on the nomination of various bodies, again in accordance with the relevant legislation.