Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (192)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

192. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of each non-Civil Service appointment he has made to a role in his Department; the persons appointed; the role, qualifications and salary of each; and the guidelines that apply in respect of party-political fundraising. [13164/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I wish to inform the Deputy that there are currently two Special Advisers employed in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Ms Deborah Sweeney was appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform with effect from 6 May 2016. Ms Sweeney was re-appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with effect from June 2017.

Mr. Stephen Lynam was appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform with effect from 6 May 2016. Mr. Lynam was re-appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with effect from June 2017.

Ms Sweeney is currently on the fourth point of the Principal Officer PPC Scale.  Mr. Lynam resigned as Special Adviser on 16 March 2018 and was on the third point of the Principal Officer PPC scale.

Mr. Ed Brophy was appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform from 12 February 2018.  Mr. Brophy is currently on the fifth point of the Principal Officer PPC Scale. 

The appointments were made in line with “Instructions to Personnel Officers - Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil”, which include “Guidelines on staffing of Ministerial offices” issued by my Department.  

Please find details below of Ministerial Drivers appointed to my Department:

 Name

 Role

 Salary

Date appointed

Mr Dimitri Cafolla

Civilian Driver to Minister Paschal Donohoe

€691.01 per week

09/05/2016

Mr Derek Murphy

Civilian Driver to Minister Paschal Donohoe

€691.01 per week

29/08/2016

Mr Frank O'Riordan

Civilian Driver to Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan

€691.01 per week

07/07/2017

Mr Jeremiah Roche

Civilian Driver to Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan

€691.01 per week

07/07/2017 

Ministerial Staff, in line with all staff working in my Department, are bound by the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour, and Circular 09/2009 Civil Servants and Political Activity.