Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (1016)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

1016. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the procedures in place to appoint persons to the board of the National Concert Hall; when vacancies will next arise on the board; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24066/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

Section 10 of the National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Act, 2015 deals with the appointment of the Board of the NCH. Section 10(1) provides that the Board shall consist of a chairperson and 8 ordinary members.

Section 10(2)(a) deals with the skill sets for Board members. Section 10(2)(b) requires the Minister to consult the chairperson of the Board in relation to the expertise required on the Board when the Minister is making an appointment. Section 10(2)(c) provides that the Minister shall have regard to any guidelines prepared by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to appointments to boards of State Bodies.

There are currently no vacancies on the Board. The term of office for three Board members expires on 23 June 2019. Having consulted with the Chairperson of the Board of the National Concert Hall, I have decided to re-appoint two of the members of the Board for a term of five years from 24 June 2019. When the next vacancy arises, the method for filling the vacancy will be by advertisement through the StateBoards portal operated by the Public Appointments Service (PAS).