Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Ceisteanna (408)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

408. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Transport if any person can apply for a position (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19880/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The system for State Boards appointments is operated by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and applies to all State Boards both commercial and non-commercial. Since 2014, all vacancies/positions on State boards are advertised openly on the State Boards portal www.stateboards.ie. Under Section 9 of the Department of Public Expenditure Guidelines 2014, there are a number of specific exceptions from the arrangements where it is open for Ministers to appoint Board members, other than in accordance with the process.

My Department has 19 agencies under its remit of which 16 have Boards. There are a further two advisory organisations which appear on my Department's website for Board appointments.

Information relating to board appointments for agencies under my Department's remit and the basis of that appointment is available here on stateboards.ie and here on my Department’s website.