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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 263.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  if he will provide a list of staff in his Department who serve as directors of companies arising from their employment; the names of the companies involved; the annual remuneration received, if any; if they are indemnified by his Department in respect of their role as directors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16422/12]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin In response to the Deputy’s question Mr. David Moloney Assistant Secretary responsible for Labour Market and Enterprise Policy, is a member of the Governing Council the Economic and Social Research Institute for which he receives no remuneration.

Ms. Marie McLaughlin Principal Officer is a director on the boards of the National Building Agency and the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency Limited. She receives no remuneration in relation to serving on these boards.

The Office of the Attorney General has advised that people working for the State are entitled to be indemnified for such work. The indemnification would cover any reasonable legal fees and/or damages incurred where people are sued for undertaking their duties on behalf of the State provided they acted in good faith and in a bona fide manner. The State carries its own insurance in this regard. This indemnity would apply to those civil servants appointed to State boards as part of their official duties.


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