Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (53)

Fiona O'Loughlin


53. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [47961/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The following table provides details of the advisers appointed by me in my capacity as Minister with Responsibility for Defence:



Date of Appointment

Special Adviser

John Coughlan

6 May 2016 to date

Press Adviser

Clare Mungovan

18 May 2016 to 7 January 2018

Press Adviser

Niall O'Connor

29 January 2018 to date

These are the only advisers appointed by me in the period since 6 May, 2016.