Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1558)

Michael McGrath


1558. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [34853/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In 2016 I appointed a Special Adviser and a Press Adviser to my Department.

I appointed a temporary Adviser on 1st July 2019 due to the absence of my Press Adviser for an extended period of sick leave.

My advisers are remunerated on the Principal Officer standard pay scale (PPC) in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s ‘Instruction to Personnel Officers – Ministerial Appointments to the 32nd Dáil’, which provides guidelines for the appointment of Special Advisers.

Special Adviser

Salary Scale – Principal Officer PPC

Aisling Dunne

€87,325 - €107,399

Carol Hunt

€87,325 - €107,399

Richard Moore (temporary)

€87,325 - €107,399

The Minister of State in my Department does not have a Special Adviser.