Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (257)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

257. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health 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. [13161/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I have appointed the following non-civil service staff to roles in my Department:

Role

Salary

Special Adviser

€89,906

Press Adviser

€84,973

Parliamentary Assistant

Salary paid by Houses of the Oireachtas

Secretarial Assistant

Salary paid by Houses of the Oireachtas

Civilian Driver x 2

€34,304.70

These staff hold temporary non-established positions and as such they are exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour in relation to political activity and the provisions of Circular 9/2009: Civil Servants and Political Activity.