Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (280)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

280. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on his proposed appointments to the board of Transport Infrastructure Ireland; the skills and experience he is seeking; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48021/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Public Appointments Service (PAS), provides an independent shared service in recruitment, assessment and selection to organisations across the Civil and Public Services, including for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Under the PAS process, an information booklet, to fill current vacancies on the TII Board, is being drafted by the PAS, in consultation with my Department, and is intended to be advertised shortly.

While the process is not yet finalised I can advise that the PAS information booklet will set out the general areas in which a candidate should have a demonstrated interest/competence, taking account of the role and functions of TII and the respective roles and capacities of the executive and the continuing members of the Board. In particular it is envisaged that 4 people will be appointed to the Board and that each will have a particular competence in one of the following: Legal, Accounting, Cycling and Disability Advocacy.

You may wish to note that PAS has a dedicated website, www.stateboards.ie, which is the channel through which the PAS advertises vacancies on State Boards.