Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (84, 85)

Pearse Doherty


84. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [18312/13]

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Mary Lou McDonald


85. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Finance 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 [18326/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 84 and 85 together.

In my Department, I have appointed Mary Kenny and Eoin Dorgan as special advisers. The salaries below are in line with guidelines issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the appointment of Ministerial staff.





Mary Kenny

€83,337 (Mar 2011)

€86,604 (Mar 2012)

€89,898 (Mar 2013)

Eoin Dorgan

€83,337 (Oct 2011)

€86,604 (Oct 2012)


Total (approx.)



My colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Brian Hayes, has not appointed a special advisor.