Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (28)

Mary Lou McDonald


28. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform 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. [17836/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

In response to the Deputy’s question the following table outlines the name and salary of each Special Adviser appointed by me:



Salary (per annum)


Anne Byrne

Special Adviser (D/PER)

€83,337 with effect from March 2011

€86,604 with effect from March 2012.

Ronan O’Brien

Special Adviser (D/PER)

€114,000 with effect May 2011


As I have advised in previous Parliamentary Questions since I appointed Anne Byrne and Ronan O’Brien as special advisers no salary increases have been requested in respect of either appointment.

However, on appointment, Ms Anne Byrne was placed on the second point of the PO Standard non-PPC scale with effect from 10 March 2011. In accordance with the normal practice Ms Byrne has been awarded an increment on each anniversary of her appointment.

Since his appointment Mr. O'Brien has had no increase.