Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (70)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

70. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance the reason he has failed to advertise vacant roles on the board of the National Asset Management Agency. [11613/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

As the Deputy may be aware my Department has previously advertised seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified people for appointment to the NAMA board. In 2012, my officials sought expressions of interest for appointment to the NAMA Board. 24 expressions of interest were received in this process. However, it should be noted that under the Government arrangements Ministers are not confined to those who make expressions of interest, as long as all appointees are relevantly qualified. When making appointments to the board I consider all candidates who I feel have the relevant expertise and experience to contribute to the Board.