Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ceisteanna (409, 410)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

423 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources if he will outline the total number of appointments to State boards since March 2011 under the aegis of his Department; the total number of appointments that have been advertised on his Department’s website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35603/12]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

424 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources the number of chairpersons appointed to State boards since March 2011 that have appeared before the relevant Oireachtas joint committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35616/12]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 423 and 424 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that on the 3rd of June 2011 I invited Expressions of Interest from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to vacancies on State Boards under the aegis of my Department, which were expected to occur up to the end of 2011. On 9th February 2012 I invited further expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve on any of the Boards under the aegis of my Department. The Deputy will appreciate that appointments to State Boards are made in accordance with the relevant governing statute and the Minister is not obliged to make appointments from tendered expressions of interest but has the discretion to do so if he or she considers it appropriate.

There have been 37 appointments made to State Boards under the aegis of my Department since the 9th of March 2011. The Chairperson appointed to the Board of TG4 has appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee. The following table sets out details of all appointments.

Body

Appointee

An Post

Mr. Donal Connell

Mr. James Wrynn

Mr. Paul Henry

Bord na Móna

Ms Denise Cronin

Mr. John Horgan

EirGrid

Dr. Gary Healy

Ms Regina Moran

Mr. Liam O’Halloran

Ms Bride Rosney

Ms Doireann Barry

ESB

Ms Noreen Wright

Mr. Seamus Mallon

Irish National Petroleum Corporation

Mr. Sean Fitzgerald

Mr. Vincent Caffrey

Ms Aoife MacEvilly

National Oil Reserves Agency

Ms Aoife MacEvilly

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ms Julie O’Neill

Mr. Michael Conlon

Mr. Edgar Morgenroth

Ms Anne Farrell

Mr. Declan Waugh

Ms Michelle Green

Mr. Brian Carroll

TG4

Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Chairperson

Mr. Micheál Seoighe

Mr. Joe Connolly

Ms Andréa Ní Éalaithe

Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

Mr. Paul Holden

Mr. Seamus Ratigan

Ordnance Survey Ireland OSI

Mr. Ronan O’Reilly, Chairperson

Ms Anne Butler

Mr. Robin Simpson

Dr. Enda Howley

Dr. Denis Keliher

Mr. Justin Gleeson

Mr. Padraic Jordan

Ms Sandra Ryan