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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 399.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  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. [16416/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan Current details in relation to staff in my Department serving as directors of State boards that are companies are as follows:

Company Name of Official
Housing and Sustainable Communities Ltd Eddie Lewis, Principal Officer
National Building Agency Ltd Eddie Lewis, Principal Officer
Housing Finance Agency plc Philip Nugent, Principal Officer

[869]Civil servants do not receive payment (other than appropriate travel and subsistence expenses) or other benefit in kind when carrying out work that is part of their duties, including serving as a director of a company or board.

Civil servants are entitled to be indemnified for undertaking their duties, including civil servants appointed to State boards as part of their official duties. 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.


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