Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (421)

Catherine Murphy


421. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a schedule of advisers and special advisers appointed and or recruited by him since his appointment will be provided; the roles and responsibilities attributed to each; and the salary for each appointee in tabular form. [27053/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

Following the commencement of the Dáil, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform issued 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 (PMSA) 1997.

The appointment of individual Special Advisers is a matter for each Government Minister subject to the terms set out in the aforementioned guidelines and appointments are subject to formal Government approval.  

I intend to appoint two Special Advisers in line with the aforementioned guidelines.