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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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 160.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan  if he will provide a full breakdown by gender of all appointments to State boards since February 2011; the current status of State 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. [17561/12]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan In response to the Deputy’s question in the period in question 5 appointments made to the Fiscal Advisory Council. Of the five members appointed four were males including the Chairperson. In respect of the Irish Banks Resolution Corporation two new members were appointed as Directors both of whom were males. Currently there are eight directors sitting on the board all of whom are males.

In respect of the remaining bodies under the remit of my Department the current gender make up of each board is contained in the following table:

Body No of Members % of Male Members % of Female Members
Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal 5 60 40
National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee 7 86 14
National Pensions Reserve Fund Commission 7 86 14
Financial Services Ombudsman Council 6 83 17
Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal 7 57 43
Credit Union Advisory Committee 7 57 43
Commission on Credit Unions 13 85 15
State Claims Agency Advisory Committee 7 86 14
Central Bank Commission 10/12 92 8
National Assets Management Agency 9 89 11
Irish Bank Resolution Company 8 100 0
National Development Finance Agency 8 87 13

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