Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (636)

Catherine Murphy


636. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration 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. [27065/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

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.

It should be noted that 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. At this stage, no Special Advisers have been formally appointed to my Department by the Government. However, the Deputy may wish to note that I have identified Eoin Wilson and Tom Sheppard to act as my Special Advisers who will be formally appointed by the Government in due course.