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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 5 Feb 1953

Vol. 136 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Civil Servants' Directorships.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state (a) the names of civil servants holding directorships in State or semi-State undertakings, (b) the amount of remuneration or allowances applicable to such posts, and (c) the names of civil servants holding directorships or official positions in private or commercial undertakings in the Republic of Ireland.

The answers to (a) and (b) are in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, will be circulated with the Official Report.

As regards (c), there are well defined rules designed to ensure that civil servants are not permitted to engage in any outside occupation which wouldconflict with the interests of their Departments or be inconsistent with their official duties. I have no reason to believe that these rules are not being complied with. I would regard the giving of the information sought asan unjustifiable intrusion on the private affairs of civil servants.

The tabular statement is as follows:—

State or Semi-State Undertaking

Name of Civil Servant

Remuneration from Undertaking

Central Bank of Ireland

J.J. McElligott

£500 a year

Bord na Móna

C.S. Andrews*


£3,000 a year

Ceimicí Teoranta

C.S. Almond

£150 ,,

G.P.S. Hogan

£150 ,,

J. Williams

£150 ,,

Dairy Disposals Co. Ltd.

H.J. O'Friel

£200 ,,

M. McAuliffe

£100 ,,

M.J. Horgan

£100 ,,

Irish Steel Holdings Ltd.

J. Williams

£350 ,,

G.P.S. Hogan

£250 ,,

Irish News Agency

C.C. O'Brien

£210 ,,

Córas Tráchtála Teoranta

T.J. O'Driscoll*

£350 ,,

T. Murray

£250 ,,

T.K. Whitaker

£250 ,,

Alginate Industries (Ireland) Ltd.

A. Ó Baoighealláin†

£50 ,,

Irish Potato Marketing Co. Ltd.

J. Duffy


M.J. Gallagher


National Mass Radiography Association

C. Ó Síodhcháin


Dr. M.F. Daly


Cancer Association of Ireland

T.J. Brady


National Blood Transfusion Association

Miss A.E. Johnston


Dr. P.R. Fanning


* These officers are seconded whole-time for duties with the undertakings referred to Mr. Andrews is on special leave without pay. Mr. O'Driscoll is on special leave with pay but Córas Tráchtála Teoranta refund his salary plus an appropriate pension contribution.

† Remuneration is for acting as Director. Also acts as Joint Managing Director for which remuneration is determined by the Board of the Company.

May we take it therefore that when the Secretary of the Department of Finance lays down the policy of the Central Bank he is acting with the approval of the Government?

That is a separate question altogether.

It is only a Deputy with the peculiar logical apparatus that Deputy MacBride possesses who would put that supplementary question.