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Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 555 No. 4

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 141. Ms O'Sullivan Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell  the details of each appointment of nomination made by his Department to bodies, boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department since 1 January 2002; the method used in selecting people for such appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18628/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement:

Board Person Appointed Method of Selection
National Crime Council Dr. Neilus Moriarty Appointed by the Ministertaking into consideration expertise and interests of a wide group
National Disability Authority Sadie Tierney Appointed by the Minister having regard to the objectives set out in section 20 of the National Disability Authority Act, 1999
Expert Consultation Team on Disability Legislation Prof. Brian Nolan
Bernard Feeney
Brian Crowley MEP
John O'Donnell
The members of the team were selected having regard to their particular area of expertise relevant to the consultation process
Human Rights Commission Dr. Maurice Manning Appointed in accordance with the criteria set out in the Human Rights Commission Act, 2000 and 2001
Refugee Appeals Tribunal Denis Linehan
Ann Tait
John Hayes
Gillian Hussey
Joseph Barnes
David Andrews
Michael O'Kennedy
Appointed by the Minister, with a requirement of a minimum of five years practice as a solicitor or a Barrister
Independent Monitoring Committee for the Refugee Legal Service Tom McCarthy
Aidan Colleary
Fr. Brian Moore
Appointed by the Minister. Whilst no particular qualification is required, in order to be selected to serve on the Committee, the persons serving are drawn from a wide range of sectors in the community, including the voluntary sector and the business sector.
Morris Tribunal of Inquiry Mr. Justice Frederick Morris Appointed by the Minister on the basis that he is the most suitable person to conduct such an inquiry being recently retired, President of the High Court
Appointment of Assistant Film Censor Tom Fitzgerald Appointed by the Minister (section 2 of the Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act, 1992)
Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal Dr. John F. O'Mahony (Chairperson) Appointed by the Minister (Paragraph 17 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme)
Legal Aid Board Clare Pilkington Appointed by the Minister Staff Representative (section 4(3)b(iii) of the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995)
Censorship of Publications Appeal Board Padraig O'Connell (Chairperson) Appointed by the Minister (section 3 of the Censorship of Publications Act, 1946)
Prisons Authority Interim Board Michael O'Shea The Prisons Authority Interim Board is composed of individuals from my Department, the Irish Prison Service as well as a staff representative and persons from the business sector. This mixture of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds ensures that the best possible guidance is given to advancing the aims of the Prison Service.
  Martin Tansey The Interim Parole Board comprises of officials from my Department, the Irish Prison Service, the Probation and Welfare Service, the psychiatric profession, as well as a number of other individuals from various backgrounds representing community interests, including the Chief Executive Officer of Victim Support.

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Board Person Appointed Method of Selection
Arbour Hill Prison Visiting Committee Eithne Killeen
Seamus Quinn
Rita Hayes
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee Billy Burgoyne There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Cork Prison Visiting Committee Colette Carter
Jack Roche
Bosco O'Farrell
Eddie Creighton
Anne Butler
Ray O'Mahony
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Fort Mitchel Place of Detention Visiting Committee Angela O'Connor
Elizabeth O'Beirne
Eamon Rafter
Kevin O'Neill
Elizabeth Leahy
Joseph Murphy
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Limerick Prison Visiting Committee Ger Connolly
Colette Scanlon
Tom O'Keeffe
Robert Mulcahy
Ann O'Keeffe
Eileen O'Brien
Noirin Mitchell
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee Pierce Wyse
Desmond Gibney
Betty Minihane
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Portlaoise Prison Visiting Committee Catherine Quinn
The Venerable HHJ Gray
Cllr. Mary Wheatley
Catherine Rochford
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Shelton Abbey Place of Detention Visiting Committee Pat Doran
Oonagh Doyle
Pat Fitzgerald
Colette Douglas
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees

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Board Person Appointed Method of Selection
St. Patrick's Institution Visiting Committee Mary Murphy
Cllr. Hugh Lynn
Noel Cloak
Michael Burns
There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Wheatfield Prison Visiting Committee Rena Donaghey There are no specific criteria used in selecting individuals for appointment to Prison Visiting Committees. The composition of each committee is drawn from as wide a spectrum as possible to ensure that the needs of prisoners are understood and met. This is the long standing practice used by successive Ministers in appointing members to the Prisons Visiting Committees
Internet Advisory Board Supt. Kieran Kenny Representing An Garda Síochána
     
  Brian McAufield Representing Information Society Commission
Board of Directors of the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds
Anthony Spollen

Ward McEllin

Appointed by the Minister for his expertise

Appointed by the Minister for his expertise
     
  Frances Kennedy Appointed by the Minister for her expertise
     
  Michael Cahill Appointed by the Minister for his expertise
     
  Rosaleen Glackin Appointed by the Minister (ICTU nominee)
     
  John Haskins Appointed by the Minister-Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform representative
District Court Rules Committee Sean McMullin Nominated by the Law Society (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936
     
  Judge John P. Brophy Appointed by the Minister (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936
     
  Judge John Garavan Appointed by the Minister (Section 71(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936
Circuit Court Rules Committee Gerard Doherty Nominated by the Law Society (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)
     
  Fergal Foley Nominated by the Bar Council (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)
     
  Patrick Hunt Nominated by the Bar Council (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)
     
  Margaret Cordial Nominated by the Attorney General (section 36(4)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 2002
     
  Her Hon. Judge Elizabeth Dunne Nominated by the President of the High Court (section 69(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)
Superior Court Rules Committee Michael Peart Nominated by the Law Society (section 15(3) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1953
     
  Matthew Feely Nominated by the Attorney General (section 36(4)(a) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 2002
     
  Noel Rubotham Nominated by the Chief Executive of the Courts Service Under Sec 30(2) of the Courts Service, Act, 1998 membership was delegated to him by the Chief Executive of the Courts Service
     
  The Hon. Mr. Justice Liam McKechnie Nominated by the President of the High Court (Sec 67(4) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936)
Committee on Court Practice and Procedure John O'Leary Nominated by the Minister to fill a lay member vacancy on the Committee.
Court Service Board Conor Maguire Nominated by the Bar Council (Sec 11(1)(k) of the Courts Service Act, 1998)
     
  Judge David Anderson Elected by the Judges of the District Court (Sec 11(1)(h) of the Courts Service Act, 1998)

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Board Person Appointed Method of Selection
Judicial Appointments Advisory Board Lawrence Shields Nominated by the Law Society (Sec 13(2)(b)(ii) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
     
  Olive Braiden Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
     
  John Coyle Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
     
  Tadhg O'Donoghue Appointed by the Minister (Sec 13(2)(c) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
     
  Conor Maguire Nominated by the Bar Council (Sec 13(2)(b)(i) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
     
  Rory Brady Ex-officio member (Sec 13(2)(a)(v) of the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995)
Inquiry into the death of Mr. John Carthy at Abbeylara Mr. Justice Robert Barr Appointed by the Minister Most suitable person, being a recently retired High Court Judge


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