Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (232)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

232. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [18305/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

In response to the Deputy's question, I have detailed below the information requested in respect of Special Advisors employed in my Department over the last two years.

Name

Title

Current Salary

Salary on appointment

Ross MacMathúna (from 16/01/2012 to date)

Special Advisor to Minister Coveney

€110,000

€110,000

Aine Kilroy (from 18/4/2011 – to date)

Special Advisor to Minister Coveney

€86,604

€80,051

Fergal Leamy (from 11/04/2011- 09/09/2011)

Special Advisor to Minister Coveney

N/A

€130,000

Mr MacMathúna was placed on a single point salary scale, while Ms Kilroy was placed on the Principal Officer standard scale in accordance with the Guidelines on Staffing of Ministerial Offices issued from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Since her appointment Ms Kilroy has progressed to the third point of this scale.