Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (715)

Michael McGrath

Question:

715. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation 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. [34839/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

As Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, I have employed the services of two Special Advisers, details of whom are available through the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website, but which are set out as follows for the Deputy’s ease of reference.

Name   

  Role       

 Salary    

Ms Lucy Moylan

Special Adviser (Press)

PO Standard Scale

Mr Pauric Mc Phillips

Special Adviser (Policy) 

PO Standard Scale

The pay scale for Special Advisers is the Standard Principal Officer pay scale of which the current starting point is €87,325 with a maximum point of €107,399.   

This Department does not employ special advisors for the two Ministers of State.  

NB. Due to the fact that Minister Halligan’s responsibilities span two departments (this Department and the Department of Education and skills), the Special Adviser to John Halligan is employed by the Department of Education and Skills.