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Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 165.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  if he intends to appoint additional board members to An Bord Pleanála; if so, the prospective timelines for such appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3043/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan The statutory process of filling a number of the current vacancies on the Board is now underway and I expect to make the first of the new appointments shortly. I will be taking into account, when appointing new board members, the balance of skill sets and expertise required at Board level for the effective discharge of An Bord Pleanala’s complex and wide ranging functions.

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