Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Ceisteanna (169)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

169. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills to provide a list of all unfilled board positions in bodies under his Department's aegis; and if each of these positions is a paid or an unpaid position. [19112/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The information requested on unfilled board positions in bodies under the aegis of my Department and in regard to the Higher Education sector is included in the following table. Certain of these vacancies are in the process of being filled via the Public Appointments Service. The Deputy should note that Board appointments, while made by me as Minister, are not in all cases made at my sole discretion. Individuals may be nominated for appointment by various organisations in the relevant statute of the body concerned. The information requested by the Deputy in relation to whether the unfilled Board positions are paid positions is also included in the following table. The fee structure for chairpersons and non-executive directors are paid in accordance with rates specified by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and with respect to relevant legislation, as appropriate. In line with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's guidance, serving public servants who sit on boards are not remunerated. However, where appropriate Travel and Subsistence payments are made to Board members.

Name of Aegis Bodies for which there are Board Vacancies

Details of Vacancies on Boards

Details of whether Fees are paid to Board members

Higher Education Authority

9 -Chairperson plus 8 Board member vacancies

Fees are paid - €11,975 for Chairperson and €7,695 for Board members

Teaching Council

2 - Board member vacancies

No fees are paid

National Council for Special Education

13 - Board member vacancies

No fees are paid

Irish Research Council

4 - Board member vacancies

No fees are paid

Léargas

1 - Board member vacancy

No fees are paid

ERC

5 - Chairperson/Deputy Chairperson and 3 Board member vacancies

No fees are paid

Other Body

Middletown Centre for Autism Limited

5- Board member vacancies

The Chairperson is paid a daily rate of Stg£230 and Directors are paid a daily rate of Stg £160. Fees are not paid to public servants

Name of Higher Education Institutes for which there are Board Vacancies

Institute of Technology, Sligo

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Cork Institute of Technology

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Institute of Technology, Carlow

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Dundalk Institute of Technology

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Institute of Technology, Tallaght

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Institute of Technology, Tralee

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

Dublin City University

4 vacancies

No fees are paid

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

1 Chairperson

No fees are paid

An Chomhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann

4 vacancies

No fees are paid

NUI Maynooth

2 vacancies

No fees are paid

National University of Ireland - Galway

3 vacancies

No fees are paid