8. Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to improve the gender balance on each of the State boards under his remit. (Question 53246/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): Each Minister is ultimately responsible for appointments to boards under their aegis and must have regard to the Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards. Relevant issues relating to the effective operation of each board, including those such as diversity, gender balance and mix of expertise and skill sets are for each Minister to consider. 
As set out in the Guidelines, compliance with the Government Decision of 23 July 201...

270. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the board members of the Ireland east group and Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. (Question 52687/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Appointments to State Boards)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): My Department recently advertised, through the Public Appointments Service process, for nominees to the Ireland East Hospital Group Board and I expect to be in a position to appoint Board members shortly.
Our Lady’s Hospital Navan is part of the Ireland East Hospital Group and does not have a board.
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421. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the boards and agencies within his Department’s remit; the current number of vacancies on these boards or agencies; the duration of each of these vacancies; the number of vacancies that have been filled since 8 May 2016; the timeframe for filling these vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52595/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/state-board-membership-and-approved-fees. 
Subject to legislative requirements, it is at the Minister’s discretion that vacancies arising are filled or left vacant. When a vacancy occurs or is due to occur, the justification for filling the vacancy is reviewed and a decision made by me. In so far as p...

83. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50005/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

The Taoiseach: I appoint members to the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and the National Statistics Board (NSB).
I appoint the NESC in accordance with the National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006 and the NESC (Alteration of Composition) Order 2010 - SI 603/ 2010. I appoint members to the NSB in accordance with the Statistics Act 1993. 
In the case of the NESC the legislation provides that I appoint members on the nomination of the organisations and interests set out, ...

93. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the names of persons she has appointed to each State board under the aegis of her department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49991/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Taoiseach and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Since I have taken up the position of Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation I have made the following appointments/reappointments to the State Boards under the aegis of my Department.

 Agency Details of Appointment PIAB Dermot Gorman, Insurance Ireland was appointed to the Board of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) on 26th September 2017. Under section 56 of the Personal Injur...

105. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Finance the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of his Department, in tabular form. (Question 49936/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I am advised that the number of vacancies on each State board under the aegis of my Department is as follows:
 State Board Number of vacancies Central Bank Commission 2 Credit Union Restructuring Board Nil Financial Services Ombudsman Council 3 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Nil National Asset Management Agency 2 National Treasury Management Agency Nil Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Nil 
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109. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Finance the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49998/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): Following a review of the work of the Credit Union Restructuring Board’s (ReBo) work, as required under the Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012, which demonstrated that it has completed the performance of its restructuring functions, ReBo is in the process of being dissolved.  
ReBo’s restructuring activity ceased on 31 March 2017 and its operations were wound down on 31 July 2017. The board, with the exception of a Cent...

141. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of his Department, in tabular form. (Question 49941/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 141 and 142 together.
The Board of the Public Appointments Service is the only State Board under the aegis of my Department. 
The Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004, which established the Public Appointments Service (PAS), specifies that the chairperson and ordinary members of the Board shall be appointed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in consult...

142. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50003/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 141 and 142 together.
The Board of the Public Appointments Service is the only State Board under the aegis of my Department. 
The Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004, which established the Public Appointments Service (PAS), specifies that the chairperson and ordinary members of the Board shall be appointed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in consult...

162. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of his Department, in tabular form. (Question 49934/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Education and Skills(Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 162 and 167 together.
For the Deputy’s information details of the State Boards that fall under the remit of my Department, including details of board appointments to the respective State Boards are available on my Department’s website at the following link; http://education.ie/en/The-Department/Agencies/.
The Deputy should note that individuals may be nominated for appointment by various organisations aris...

167. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service’s list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49996/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Education and Skills(Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 162 and 167 together.
For the Deputy’s information details of the State Boards that fall under the remit of my Department, including details of board appointments to the respective State Boards are available on my Department’s website at the following link; http://education.ie/en/The-Department/Agencies/.
The Deputy should note that individuals may be nominated for appointment by various organisations aris...

223. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to set out in tabular form the number of vacancies in each state board under the aegis of his Department. (Question 49937/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 225 together.
There are no State Boards under the aegis of my Department.
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225. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to set out in tabular form the names of persons he has appointed to each state board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates. (Question 49999/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 225 together.
There are no State Boards under the aegis of my Department.
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294. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the names of persons she has appointed to each State board under the aegis of her Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49994/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Public Appointments Service (PAS) operates a dedicated website, www.stateboards.ie, through which it advertises vacancies on State Boards.   Since this service commenced in 2014,  with the exception of certain statutorily defined appointments,  all of the appointments I have made to the Boards of bodies under my remit have been from shortlists of suitable candidates provided by PAS following calls for expressions of...

345. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50000/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The basis for the nomination of members to the boards of bodies under the aegis of my Department is usually 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 vacan...

479. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49990/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): There are 12 State Bodies under the aegis of my Department. In relation to six of the State Bodies, some of the board appointments are made by me on the basis of nominations from third-party organisations for specified vacancies, as set out in legislation. These State Bodies are the Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board (ALAB), Bord Bia, Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), National Milk Agency, Teagasc and the Veterinary Council of Ir...

511. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49993/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): Appointments to State boards under the aegis of my Department include Ministerial appointments, reappointments, appointments of Elected Employee Representatives and appointments of ex-officio directors (CEOs). All appointments made by me since taking office have been made in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards.  Where a list of candidates ha...

536. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of his Department, in tabular form. (Question 49944/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/state-board-membership-and-approved-fees.
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539. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50006/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): Section 9.1.1 of the Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards allows for a director appointment outside of the PAS process where ‘A specific mechanism for the filling of a vacancy on a State Board is laid down in legislation’
Under Section 6(1) of the Harbours Act 2015 I have the power to appoint 2 additional directors on a temporary basis to the Board of a port company whose shareholding is transferring to the local authority. 
 T...

577. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of persons she has appointed to each State board under the aegis of her Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49992/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

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), Gaisce (the President’s Award) and the Board of Management for Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Since becoming Minister in May 2016, I have made 11 appointments that have not come from the Public Appointments Service lists of suitable candidates. 
I made 13 appointments to the new Board of...

623. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50004/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): Four state bodies fall under the remit of my Department, Pobal, Irish Water Safety, the Western Development Commission and the Charities Regulatory Authority.
I have not appointed any Board members to a State board under the aegis of my Department that have not been in line with the Public Appointments Service guidelines.
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636. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of her Department, in tabular form. (Question 49935/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Low Pay Commission, the Pensions Authority, the Pensions Council, the Pensions Ombudsman (which does not have a board) and the Social Welfare Tribunal.
There are no vacancies on the boards of any of these statutory bodies at present.
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641. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the names of persons she has appointed to each State board under the aegis of her Department who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 49997/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Low Pay Commission, The Pensions Authority, The Pensions Council, The Pensions Ombudsman (which does not have a board) and the Social Welfare Tribunal.
A list of the persons whom I have appointed, and who have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, is detailed in the following tab...

687. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of vacancies in each State board under the aegis of his Department, in tabular form. (Question 49939/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): I propose to take Questions Nos. 687 and 693 together.
Details in relation to the membership of State Boards under the aegis of my Department, including the dates of appointment and mechanisms of appointment, are available on the Department’s website at the following link:
www.housing.gov.ie/corporate/transparency-data/appointments-state-boards/appointments-declg-state-boards.
In the case of certain appointments to State...

693. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the names of persons he has appointed to each State board under the aegis of his Department that have not come from the Public Appointments Service list of suitable candidates, in tabular form. (Question 50001/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Appointments to State Boards Data)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): I propose to take Questions Nos. 687 and 693 together.
Details in relation to the membership of State Boards under the aegis of my Department, including the dates of appointment and mechanisms of appointment, are available on the Department’s website at the following link:
www.housing.gov.ie/corporate/transparency-data/appointments-state-boards/appointments-declg-state-boards.
In the case of certain appointments to State...