Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ceisteanna (124)

Shane Cassells


124. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the names of advisers he has appointed to his office since becoming Minister; the responsibilities of each; the previous employment of each; the salaries of each; and if he plans to make further appointments. [4865/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The following are details of the advisers appointed by me in my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence.


Date of Appointment


Special Adviser

John Coughlan

6 May 2016 to date

€84,973 - €104,507

Press Adviser

Clare Mungovan

18 May 2016 - 7 January 2018

€84,973 - €104,507

Neither was employed in a Government Department immediately prior to their appointment as my advisers.

These are the only advisers appointed by me in the period since 6 May 2016.

I expect to appoint a replacement press adviser in the near future.