Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1369)

Michael McGrath


1369. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the name of each person employed as an adviser or special adviser to him and the Minister of State in his Department; the salary of each in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34838/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the Appointment of Special Adviser (Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine) Orders, 2016 and 2018 the following are employed as special advisors to me as Minister of this Department:

Ms Áine Kilroy and Mr Jonathan Hoare are currently serving as my advisers, in line with Section 11 of the Public Service Management Act, 1997. Their contracts terminate at the end of my term as Minister. The current salary scale for Ministerial Advisers is €83,090.00 - €102,159.00 p/a.

The Adviser to the Minister of State of my Department is Ms Avril Cronin. Her contract terminates at the end of the Minister for State’s term. The current salary scale for an adviser to a Minster of State is €65,356.00 - €79,681.00 p/a.

Additional information relating to the appointment of advisers is provided to the Oireachtas upon their appointment.