Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (255, 256)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

255. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [18314/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

256. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health 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 scale salary rate; and if he will supply the total pay bill for all his special advisers for 2012. [18328/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 255 and 256 together.

There have been no salary increases for Special Advisers in my Department in the last two years.

The information in respect of pay for 2012 is detailed below:

Minister

Advisor

Wholetime Equivalent

Salary paid in 2012 €

James Reilly

Mark Costigan

1

92,352

-

Maureen Windle

0.66

51,253

-

Sean Faughnan

0.33 *

23,231

Róisín Shortall

Maev-Ann Wren

0.5

33,367

* At date of leaving.

Total pay bill for advisors for 2012 was €221,354 (including severance pay and refund of PRSI).