Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (318)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

318. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection 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. [47963/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Under Government guidelines I am permitted to appoint a maximum of two Special Advisors.

Since I took up my appointment as Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, three special advisers have been employed by my Department. All my advisers have worked across a wide range of areas within the remit of the Department including Employment Law, Employment Supports and Activation, Pensions Policy and Social Protection.

The details of their employment and cessation dates are set out in the table.

Name

Start - End Date

Denise Duffy

Jun 17 to Date

Alex Connolly

Oct 18 to Date

Gerry Mullins

Oct 17 to Jul 18