Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (230)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

230. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the political advisers used by Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department since the commencement of this Government; the commencement and cessation dates in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47956/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The 31st Government of Ireland was formed following the appointment of Leo Varadkar TD as Taoiseach on 14 June 2017. Appointments of special advisors on or after that date are as follows:

S.I. 417 of 2017

Aine Kilroy and Jonathan Hoare appointed as special advisors to Minister Michael Creed, effective 14 June 2017 to the present date.

S.I. 24 of 2018

Ultan Waldron appointed as special advisor to Minister Michael Creed, effective 6 November 2017, until 14 September 2018.

S.I. 521 of 2018

Avril Cronin appointed as special advisor to Minister of State Andrew Doyle, effective 1 October 2018 to the present date.

Ministerial Advisers are appointed under the Appointment of Special Adviser (Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine) Orders. Additional information in respect of all appointments is provided to the Oireachtas at the time the appointments take place.