Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (368)

Willie Penrose


368. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of vacancies in each State board under the remit of her Department in tabular form; the length of time each position has been vacant; and the reason for the failure to fill the vacancy in each case. [12692/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The following table gives details of current vacancies on the State boards under the remit of my Department.

State Board

Number of Places on Board


Current Status

Arts Council


4 vacancies -3 Board Member vacancies since 28/01/2019.1 Chair Vacancy since 24/02/2019

An expression of Interest is currently being sought by the Public Appointments Service. (closing date 29/03/2019)

Crawford Art Gallery


2 vacancies -1 Board Member vacancy since 16/05/2017.1 Board Member vacancy since 12/09/2018.

These vacancies will be advertised through the Public Appointments Service Process shortly.

National Museum of Ireland


1 Board member vacancy since 31/01/2019 following appointment of a Board member as CEO of the Heritage Council (01/02/2019).

Arrangements for filling the vacancy will be finalised shortly

Foras na Gaeilge*


3 Board member vacancies

Appointments to North South Bodies are made by the North South Ministerial Council, arising from nominations on a 50:50 basis from each jurisdiction. Current vacancies are in respect of Northern jurisdiction.

Total Vacancies on DCHG State Boards


There are no current vacancies on the following State Boards under my remit: Heritage Council, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Irish Manuscripts Commission, Screen Ireland, National Concert Hall, National Gallery of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, National Archives Advisory Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Ulster Scots Agency.