Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (807)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

807. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contract arrangements for his new press adviser; if the person is on the principal officer pay scale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31028/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I have appointed a temporary Advisor due to the absence of my Press Advisor for an extended period.

My temporary Press Advisor will be remunerated at the first point of the Principal Officer standard scale, in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s 'Instruction to Personnel Officers – Ministerial Appointments for the 32nd Dáil' which provides guidelines for the appointment of Special Advisors.

The formal process associated with the appointment is currently underway.