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Written Answers. - Appointments to State Bodies.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 40. Mr. D. Ahern Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  asked the Taoiseach Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9074/96]

The Taoiseach: Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton The information sought by the Deputy was provided in reply to written Question No. 109 of 20 February 1996. Since that date, the following persons have been appointed to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of my Department:

Organisation Appointment
NESC Michael Norris, National Youth Council of Ireland
National Statistics Board David Doyle, Department of Finance

 41. Mr. D. Ahern Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Information on Dick Spring Zoom on Dick Spring  the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9075/96]

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring): Information on Dick Spring Zoom on Dick Spring The Agency for Personal Services Overseas, the Refugee Agency, the Irish Aid Advisory Committee and the Cultural Relations Committee come under the aegis of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Details of appointments to these organisations since February 1995 are outlined as follows:

[81][82] APSO: Total Number of appointments to the Board since February 1995=9

Name Position Filled Details of Vacancy Filled Appointed From-To
1. Dr. Anthony Clare Chairperson Replacing Mr. B. Golden 20/4/95-1998
2. Mr. Paul Cullen Member Replacing Ian Finlay 20/4/95-2000
3. Ms Anne Connolly Member Replacing M. Jennings 20/4/95-2000
4. Fr. Des McGillicuddy Member Replacing Fr. E. Watters 20/4/95-2000
5. Mr. Owen Curley Member Re-appointed to Board 20/4/95-end '95
6. Mrs. Mary Sweeney Member Replacing D. Field 11/12/95-2000
7. Mr. Martin Greene Member Dept./Foreign Affairs rep. 15/09/95-2001
8. Ms Meave Healy Member Replacing Ms B. Ryan 8/2/96-2001
9. Mr. Robert Hanan Member Replacing Mr. O. Curley 8/2/96-2001

Refugee Agency: Total Number of appointments to the Board since February 1995=14

Name Position Filled Details of Vacancy Filled Appointed From-To
1. Ms Iseult O'Malley Chairperson Re-appointed as Chairman 1/11/95-31/10/97
2. Mr. Barry O'Hara Member Dept./Justice rep. 1/11/95-31/10/97
3. Ms Mary Lally Member Dept./Social Welfare rep. 1/11/95-31/10/97
4. Mr. Barry Murphy Member Dept./Foreign Affairs rep. 1/11/95-31/10/97
5. Rev. D. Clifford Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
6. Ms Wendy Cox Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
7. Col. J. Croke Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
8. Mr. Sten Broneé Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
9. Mr. David Keane Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
10. Sr. P. Sinnott Observer Re-appointed as observer 1/11/95-31/10/97
11. Mr. Robert McLean Member Dept./Enterprise and Employment 1/11/95-31/10/97
12. Mr. Colm Ó Maoláin Member Dept./Education 1/11/95-31/10/97
13. Ms N. O'Sullivan Member Dept./Health 1/11/95-31/10/97
14. Mr. Frank Donoghue Member Dept./Environment 1/11/95-31/10/97

IAAC: Total Number of appointments to the Board since February 1995=14

Name Position Filled Details of Vacancy Filled Appointed From-To
1. Prof. John Kelly Chairperson Re-appointed as Chairman 1/11/95-31/10/96
2. Mr. Howard Dalzell Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
3. Mr. Justin Kilcullen Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
4. Mr. John O'Shea Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
5. Ms Deirdre Farrell Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
6. Mr. Garrett Sheehan Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
7. Mr. John Gogan Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
8. Ms G. Fitzgerald Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
9. Ms C. McElwhaine Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
10. Mr. Ml. O'Donnell Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
11. Ms Mary Jennings Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
12. Mr. P. McGuckian Member Re-appointed 1/11/95-31/10/96
13. Mr. Seán Byrne Member Replacing T. Burke Nov. '95-Nov. '96
14. Ms Sylda Langford Member Replacing M. Considine Nov. '95-Nov. '96

[83] Cultural Relations Committee: Total Number of appointments to the Committee since February 1995=18

A new Cultural Relations Committee for 1996-97 has been appointed and had its first meeting on 30 April 1996.

Brendan Kennelly (Chairman) Academic and poet
John Behan Artist, member of Aosdána
Siobhán Bourke Theatre Company manager
Paul Brady Musician
Cecily Brennan Artist, member of Aosdána
Terence Browne Academic and writer
Ann Deeny Teacher
T.V. Honan Theatre Manager
Fionnuala Hunt Musician, artist director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra
Alf MacLochlainn Librarian
Jackie McKenna Artist
Emer McNamara Officer with Macra na Feirme
Chris Meehan Musician
Adrian Munnelly Director, Arts Council
Peter Murray Curator, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Doireann Ní Bhriain Broadcaster; Irish commissioner of “L'Imaginaire Irlandais”
Micheál Ó Siadhail Poet, member of Aosdána
Liz Sharkey National Youth Federation

With regard to the Office of the Tánaiste the only agency which comes under its aegis is the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF). There is no change in the position as outlined in my reply to Question No. 112 of 20 February 1996.


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