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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 364.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  if he will provide a list of staff in his Department that 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. [16413/12]

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte I wish to advise the Deputy that there are currently 3 staff serving on the Boards of 4 Non Commercial State companies, which come under the aegis of my Department, details of which are set out in tabular form as follows. None of these individuals is in receipt of remuneration. The Attorney General has advised that people working for the State are entitled to be indemnified for such work. The indemnification covers 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 applies to civil servants appointed to State boards as part of their official duties.

Board Member of staff servingon the Board
Digital Hub Development Agency Ms Katherine Licken
Irish National Petroleum Corporation Ms Aoife McAvilly
National Oil Reserves Agency Ms Aoife McAvilly
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Mr Brian Carroll

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