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Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 109. Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  if he will provide a full breakdown by gender of all appointments to State boards since February 2011; the current status of State [738]boards in relation to the percentage of participation of women and men in each one; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16677/12]

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny 

The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO)

The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) is the body corporate of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). Two appointments were made to the NESDO since February 2011. The two appointees are the sole members of the NESDO and both were male appointments.

The National Economic and Social Council (NESC)

Fourteen appointments (four females and ten males) have been made to the NESC since February, 2011. Women account for 29% of the Council’s membership while men account for 71% of its membership.

The National Statistics Board (NSB)

There have been no appointments to the National Statistics Board (NSB) since February 2011.

The current Board has seven members, six male members (86%) and one female member (14%).


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