Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (2015)

Michael McGrath

Question:

2015. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the name of each person employed as an adviser or special adviser to her and the Minister of State in her Department; the salary of each in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34842/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

Since my appointment as Minister on the 30 November 2017, and as provided for by the Public Service Management Act 1997, I have appointed two special advisers. The details requested by the Deputy are set out in the following table.

Special Adviser

Salary

John Keogh

€98,082 - 4th point - Principal Officer Standard scale

Cian Connaughton

€94,487- 3rd point - Principal Officer Standard scale

All special advisers are paid at the relevant Principal Officer (Standard scale) rate in accordance with the standard arrangements put in place by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

In addition, all of the above appointments are made in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's Instructions to Personnel Officers – Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil, which is available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's website.