Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (171)

Mary Lou McDonald


171. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide in a tabular format a list of all his special advisers' pay and that of his Minister of State, to include each salary, name of employee above principal officer standard and scale salary rate; and if he will supply the total pay bill for all his special advisers for 2012. [18322/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The information requested by the Deputy is outlined as follows:



Current Salary

Finbarr O’Malley

Special Adviser to Minister


(4th point Principal Officer Standard Scale)

Simon Nugent

Special Adviser to Minister


(not linked to salary scale)

The Minister of State at my Department does not employ a Special Adviser. The total pay bill for Special Advisers in 2012 was €200,460. This total includes employer’s PRSI and expenses.