Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Ceisteanna (684)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

684. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the political advisers being used by senior and junior Ministers in her Department since the commencement of this Government; the commencement dates of the employment of each; and the cessation dates of same employment in cases in which that applies. [36693/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Following commencement of this Government on the 6th May 2016, I was appointed as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. I appointed two Special Advisers, Ms Patricia Ryan and Mr Jerry O'Connor, who commenced employment on the 16th May 2016 and the 10th June 2016 respectively. Both appointments were made in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Instructions for Ministerial Appointments.

Following the appointment of our current Taoiseach on the 14th June 2017, I retained my Ministerial appointment to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and re-appointed Ms Patricia Ryan and Mr Jerry O'Connor as my Special Advisers with effect from that date.