Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (53)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

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:

Title

Name

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.