Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (65)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

65. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade 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. [47965/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Details of Political Advisers employed by my Department since the commencement of this Government are outlined in the following tables. All appointments were made in line with “Instructions to Personnel Officers – Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil” which include “Guidelines on staffing of Ministerial offices” issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  Every appointment in my Department is subject to the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour.

Minister Charles Flanagan

Special Advisor

Date of Commencement

Date of Cessation

Sarah Kavanagh

6th May 2016

15th June 2017

Tom Fabozzi

27th May 2016

16th June 2017

Minister of State Dara Murphy

Special Advisor

Date of Commencement

Date of Cessation

Conor Gouldsbury

6th May 2016

21st June 2017

Tánaiste Simon Coveney

Special Advisor

Date of Commencement

Date of Cessation

Caitriona Fitzpatrick

14th June 2017

1st February 2019

Christopher Donoghue

4th December 2017

 

Matthew Lynch

4th December 2017

 

Laura McGonigle

22nd July 2019

 

Minister of State Helen McEntee

Special Advisor

Date of Commencement

Date of Cessation

Paul Fox

11th September 2017