Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (494)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

494. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of positions on each board in respect of agencies, including commercial State agencies, under his remit in tabular form; the quorum required for a board meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46705/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Information regarding State Boards is available on the gov.ie website at the following link DTTAS State Boards and quorum information is itemised below in tabular form as requested by the Deputy.

No.

Name of Board

Quorum Required

1

Bus Átha Cliath

2

2

Bus Éireann

2

3

Córas Iompair Éireann

3

4

daa plc

2

5

Dublin Port Company

4

6

Galway Harbour Company

4

7

Iarnród Éireann

2

8

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

4

9

Irish Aviation Authority

4

10

Sport Ireland

5

11

Marine Casualty Investigation Board

3

12

Medical Bureau of Road Safety

3

13

National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland)

5

14

National Transport Authority (NTA)

5

15

Port of Cork Company

4

16

Port of Waterford Company

4

17

Road Safety Authority

5

18

Shannon Group Plc

3

19

Shannon Foynes Port Company

4

20

Tourism Ireland

4

Tourism Ireland

It should be noted that Tourism Ireland is a North / South Body accountable to the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) and 6 of the 12 board members are nominated by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the South, while the remaining 6 board members are nominated by the relevant Minister in Northern Ireland.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

- In accordance with Section 28 (1)(c) of the Roads Acts 1993-2015 ,”the number of members of the Authority shall not be less than ten nor more than fourteen”;

- According to Section 3 (2) of the Third Schedule of the Roads Acts 1993-2015, “the quorum for a meeting of the Authority shall be three sevenths of the membership of the Authority calculated to the nearest whole number.”.