Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (165)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

165. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the political advisers used by Ministers and Ministers of State in her Department since the commencement of this Government; the commencement and cessation dates in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47957/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Appointments to the positions of Special Adviser are made in line with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Instructions to Personnel Officers - Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil.

Please find below the names of the Special Advisers appointed to Ministers in this Department since the commencement of the Government, the commencement dates of the employment of each and their cessation date where applicable, in the following tabular statement.    

Minister

Date

Special Adviser

Commencement Date

Cessation Date

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

6/5/2016 to 13/6/2017 

Alan Cantwell

Jim McGrath

Ellen Lynch

Roy Dooney

13/5/2016 

13/6/2016 

9/1/2017

23/1/2017

5/11/2016

21/1/2017

13/6/2017

13/6/2017

Frances Fitzgerald, an Tánaiste and Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation 

14/6/2017 to 29/11/2017

Marion Mannion

Matthew Lynch

Aoife Sweeney

Stephen O’Shea

14/6/2017  14/6/2017  4/9/2017  14/6/2017

29/11/2017

29/11/2017

29/11/2017

29/7/2017

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation 

30/11/2017 to date

Lucy Moylan

Pauric McPhillips

 

30/11/2017

30/11/2017

N/A

N/A

Minister Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.

19/5/2016 to date

None

N/A

N/A

Minister John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development

 

19/5/2016

Michelle Clancy*

Anthony Feely*

14/11/2016

29/5/2019

18/5/2019

N/A

* 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 Minister of State John Halligan T.D. is appointed by the Department of Education and Skills.