Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (207)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

207. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills 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. [13157/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The table give details of the ministerial appointments made at my Department to assist the Ministers of State and I in carrying out our duties.

They are non-established Civil Servants and as such they are subject to the terms of the Civil Service code of conduct and this is stated in their contracts of employment. Section 5 of the code addresses the matter of Civil Servants and politics and my Department does not have separate guidelines in relation to party political fundraising. However, the appointees concerned are subject to the terms of the Ethics in Public Offices Acts. 

Under the terms of the said Acts a copy of their respective contracts of employment were laid before the Oireachtas. In relation to the special advisers, details of their qualifications were also laid and these documents can be viewed by the Deputy.

Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D. - Minister for Education and Skills

NAME

GRADE

Patrick Cluskey

Special Adviser

Sarah O’Neill

Special Adviser

Sean Divilly

Civilian Driver

John Murray

Civilian Driver

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. - Minister of State

NAME

GRADE

Roy Dooney

Special Adviser

Lynda McQuaid

Special Adviser

John Slattery

Civilian Driver

Neil Brady

Civilian Driver

John Halligan, T.D. - Minister of State

NAME

GRADE

Michelle Clancy

Special Adviser

Edward Cunningham

Civilian Driver

Gerard O Brien

Civilian Driver