Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (589)

James Browne

Question:

589. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the agencies or organisations under the remit of his Department; the number that have boards; the number of positions on each board; the number of vacant positions; and the agencies or organisations that have boards whose members have an obligation to appear before committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas. [51501/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

There are five agencies /organisations under the remit of my Department: Pobal, Water Safety Ireland, the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Charities Appeal Tribunal and the Western Development Commission.

Prior to appointment to the role of Chairperson of the agencies/organisations there is a requirement for the Chairperson designate to appear before the relevant Oireachtas Committee. I have provided the information regarding their board's composition in the following table.

Agency

Does organisation have a board?

Number of Positions on Board

Number of positions vacant

Pobal

Y

16

1

Water Safety Ireland

Y

12

1

Charities Regulatory Authority

Y

12

0

Charities Appeal Tribunal

Y

5

0

Western Development Commission

Y

12

1