363. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) relating to appeals under section 29 of the Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15450/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Ministerial Appointments)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 363 and 364 together.
Section 29 appeal hearing committees have to date been composed of three members, and, as set out in section 29 1 (2) of the Education Act, 1998 “each of which shall include in its membership an Inspector and such other persons as the Minister considers appropriate.” 
The current panel of Ministerial appointees who serve as section 29 appeal committee members are all persons who have...

364. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter (details supplied) relating to appeals under section 29 of the Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15451/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Ministerial Appointments)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 363 and 364 together.
Section 29 appeal hearing committees have to date been composed of three members, and, as set out in section 29 1 (2) of the Education Act, 1998 “each of which shall include in its membership an Inspector and such other persons as the Minister considers appropriate.” 
The current panel of Ministerial appointees who serve as section 29 appeal committee members are all persons who have...

926. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform 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 26088/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Ministerial Appointments)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): With regard to the Board of PAS, there were no vacancies on or since 26 February 2016.
The board members of the IPA are appointed by way of ex-officio position (e.g. one member must be a Secretary General of a Government Department) or are membership nominees so the positions do not involve the Minister in any way and as such cannot be advertised.
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