On the commencement of every Dáil, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform issues guidelines setting out the arrangements for the staffing of Ministerial Offices. The appointment of Special Advisers is subject to section 11 of the Public Service Management Act 1997.
The appointment of individual Special Advisers is a matter for each Government Minister subject to the terms set out in the aforementioned guidelines, although the appointments are also subject to formal Government approval. As permitted, two Special Advisers are being appointed to my Department.
Mr Juno McEnroe commenced working as a Special Adviser in my Department on 1st September with responsibility for providing communications/media advice. Ms Tanya Warren commenced working as a Special Adviser in my Department on 21st September with responsibility for providing policy advice.
The salaries to be paid in all cases for Special Advisers will be published in due course on the website of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.