62. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Taoiseach the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since included the date it became vacant for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to him by the Public Appointments Service, PAS; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control that are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26091/16 asked on 27 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

The Taoiseach: I make appointments to the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and the National Statistics Board (NSB) in accordance with the National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006, S.I. No. 603 of 2010 - National Economic and Social Council (Alteration of Composition) Order 2010; and Section 18 of the Statistics Act 1993.
In the case of the NESC, I appoint 20 members specifically on the basis of nominations from organisations or interests set out in the Act, up to 6 pub...

176. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date they became vacant, for State boards or governing bodies under her control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to her by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under her control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26087/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that the information sought in respect of vacancies on State Boards is set out in a table:
 State Board Vacancies on 26 February 2016 Date Vacancy/Vacancies Arose Names of those appointed Advertised and Shortlisted Approved by Cabinet Appointments not subject to PAS system Property Services Regulatory Authority Nil 3 April 2016Chairperson & 5 ordinary members Unfilled Advertise...

326. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date it became vacant, for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26083/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): In response to the Deputy’s query, please find in tabular form a list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date it became vacant for State Boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by t...

493. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to list all vacancies on State boards or governing bodies under his control that existed on 26 February 2016 and all vacancies that have arisen since then, including the date the positions became vacant; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the positions were advertised and a short list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service, PAS; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26081/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): A consolidated set of comprehensive information in regard to board appointments on the 18 non commercial agencies under the aegis of my Department is available on our website at http://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Agencies/Details-of-Membership-of-State-Boards/Board-Members.pdf.
The information is current to end August and is updated regularly by the Department.
The Deputy’s queries are encompassed within this set of information.
T...

644. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since including the date they became vacant for State Boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26082/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Simon Coveney): Details in relation to the membership of State Boards under the aegis of my Department are available on the Department’s website at the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/publications/files/boards_database_sept_2016_0.xlsx.
In the case of certain appointments to State Boards, statutory selection procedures must be followed or nominations must be sought from independent nominating pan...

800. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Social Protection the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since included the date it became vacant for State Boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26089/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Pensions Authority, the Pensions Council, the Pensions Ombudsman (which does not have a Board) and the Social Welfare Tribunal. Appointments to the boards of these bodies are made in accordance with the Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards, published in November 2014. 
The information sought by the Deputy relating to appointments I ha...

850. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to set down the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date any position became vacant on a state board or governing body under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; whether the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; whether the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26084/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Charles Flanagan): There are no State Boards or governing bodies under the aegis of my Department.
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982. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since included the date it became vacant for State Boards or governing bodies under her control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to her by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under her control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26077/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The information sought by the Deputy is provided in the Table below. None of the appointments required the approval of Government. It may be noted that the National Archives of Ireland has an Advisory Council, rather than a Board.
The Public Appointments Service operates a dedicated website, www.stateboards.ie, through which it advertises vacancies on State Boards. Arrangements are currently in train ...

1428. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since included the date it became vacant for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26085/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The nomination and appointment process for boards of bodies under the aegis of my Department is set out in legislation. In line with Government Decision S180/20/10/1617 of 2014 and Guidelines set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the advertising for expressions of interest in vacancies on State Boards, my Department in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) currently advertises for board vacancies as the...

1592. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date it became vacant for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26076/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The position in relation to the filling of vacancies on the boards of State Bodies under the aegis of my Department is that, other than those filled on the basis of nominations from specified organisations as stipulated in legislation, vacancies are advertised on www.stateboards.ie and processed in accordance with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) guidelines.
The information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the followin...

1700. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date they became vacant, for State Boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26079/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): On the 26 February 2016, 15 vacancies existed on State Boards under the aegis of my Department as follows:  
 Body Number of vacancies Position TG4 1 Ex-officio member (Director General) Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) 8 Ministerial nominees ESB 1 Ministerial nominee National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) 1 Ministerial nominee Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) 1 (CEO ex-offici...

1837. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date it became vacant, for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26090/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​On the 26 February, there were 36 vacancies on the State Boards under the remit of my Department.  A list of these vacancies can be found on my Department’s website at the following link State Board Membership. (While Wicklow Port Company is listed in this table, responsibility for the port was transferred to Wicklow Council Council on 30 August 2016). 
Since February 2016, 12 vacancies have arisen in the State Boards within my ...

1895. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since included the date it became vacant for State boards or governing bodies under her control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short list provided to her by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under her control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26086/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): There have been 13 vacancies arising and 13 positions filled on State Boards under the aegis of this Department since 26 February 2016. 
 Agency Vacancy Appointee Advertised throughPAS (Y/N) ShortlistProvided(Y/N) Approved by Cabinet (Y/N) Date Created Date Filled Personal Injuries Assessment Board 29 April 2016 30 April 2016 Margot Slattery Nominee of IBEC (designated body under the PIAB Act...

1936. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date they became vacant, for State boards or governing bodies under her control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a shortlist provided to her by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under her control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26078/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I am responsible for the appointment of members to the boards of the Adoption Authority of Ireland, the Child and Family Agency (Tusla), Gáisce (the President’s Award) and the Board of Management for the Children Detention Schools. 
On 26 February 2016, there were 6 vacancies on the Gáisce Council and 2 vacancies on the Board of Management of the Children Detention School. I am currently arranging for the six vacant positions o...

1957. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the list of all vacancies that existed on 26 February 2016 and all positions that have arisen since, including the date they became vacant, for State boards or governing bodies under his control; the names of those appointed since the Government was formed; if the position was advertised and a short-list provided to him by the Public Appointments Service; if the appointments were approved by the Cabinet; the positions under his control which are not subject to the PAS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26080/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Appointments to State Boards)

Taoiseach and Minister for Defence (Deputy Enda Kenny): The only State body currently under the aegis of the Department of Defence is the Army Pensions Board. The Army Pensions Board is an independent statutory body established under the Army Pensions Act, 1927. The Act specifies that the Board shall consist of a chairman and two ordinary members. The two ordinary members must be qualified medical practitioners of whom one must be an officer of the Army Medical Corps. The chairman and the non mi...