The appointment to my Department of two Special Advisers to Minister of State Naughton was approved by Government on 15 September, 2020.
These appointments are in the process of being formalised with the issuing of Contracts of Employment to the appointees. In line with the Instructions to Personnel Officer - Ministerial Appointments to the 33rd Dáil, recently published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), the Contracts of Employment will be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas and forwarded to DPER. The details in relation to the appointment of the Special Advisers will then be published by DPER on the gov.ie website. I understand this process will be completed in the coming weeks.