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Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 440.  Deputy Mary Lou McDonald Information on Mary Lou McDonald Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will provide in tabular form, a breakdown of the position, salary, allowance and expenses paid to each of the employment of the Human Rights Commission and the National Disability Authority in 2011. [16403/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The Table sets out the information sought. I would refer the Deputy to my reply to her Question No. 519 of 21 March. The salary details provided are the salary range applicable to the post.

TABLE

Body Grade No. in Grade Salary ScaleMin — Max Allowances paid in 2011 Expenses paid in 2011
Irish Human Rights Commission CEO 1(position vacant from January 2011) €134,523 —€153,885 Nil €7,169.27
  Director 2 €84,132 —€103,472(*) Nil €1,690.56 and €1,187.67
  Senior Enquiry and Legal Services Officer 1 €71,359 —€88,598(*) Nil €12.00
  Senior Research and Policy Officer 1 (on career break from June 2011) €65,185 —€80,678(*) Nil Nil
  Senior Human Rights Awareness Officer 1 €65,185 —€80,678(*) Nil €73.90
  Enquiry and Legal Services Officer 1 €46,081 —€58,294(*) Nil Nil
  Administration, Finance and HR Officer 1 €30,516 —€47,975(*) Nil Nil
  Desk Officer 3 €23,177 —€37,341(*) Nil Nil
National Disability Authority Principal Officer (higher scale) 1 €85,597 —€105,429 0 €690.20
  Principal Officer (standard) 3 €84,132 —€103,472 0 €4,818.19
  Assistant Principal Officer (higher scale) 1 €71,359 —€88,598 0 Nil
  Assistant Principal Officer (standard) 9 Full time and 3 Part time €65,185 —€80,678 €799.61 €7,059.64
  Higher Executive Officer 3 €46,081 —€58,294 0 €296.56
  FAS Grade 8 1 Part time €34,049 —€55,315 0 Nil
  Admin and Clerical Grade VI 2 €44,849 —€55,032 0 Nil
  Admin and Clerical Grade V 1 €40,209 —€48,496 0 Nil
  Admin and Clerical Grade IV 8 Full time and 2 Part time €28,330 —€42,891 0 €5.50
  Admin and Clerical Grade III 2 €23,187 —€37,341 0 Nil
  Porter 1 €27,504 —€30,525 0 Nil
  Service Attendant 1 €21,732 —€27,808 €1,860.29 Nil
  Security 2 Part time €21,732 —€27,808 0 Nil

(*) After 6 years satisfactory service at the maximum.

 441.  Deputy Mary Lou McDonald Information on Mary Lou McDonald Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will provide in tabular form, a breakdown of the number of the Human Rights Commission and the National Disability Authority board members and their respective annual remuneration for 2011. [16404/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter As indicated in my reply to PQ No. 520 of 21 March 2012, the information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Body Commissioner/Boardmember Remuneration for 2011 (fees and expenses)
Irish Human Rights Commission (see Note 1 below) Maurice Manning (President) salary (see Note 1 below) and expenses of €2,185.29
  Michael Farrell €15,245.57
  Olive Braiden €14,963.00
  Robert Daly €16,200.77
  Roger Sweetman €14,963.00
  Rosemary Byrne €14,963.00
  Suzanne Egan €14,963.00
  Tom O Higgins €14,963.00
  William Binchy €14,963.00
  Katherine Zappone €14,963.00
  Lia O Hegarty €14,963.00
  Alice Leahy €14,963.00
  Conleth Bradley Nil
  Gerard Quinn €15,094.00
  Helen O Neill €14,963.00
National Disability Authority Peter McKevitt — Chair €9,580.40
(see Note 2) Shane Hogan Nil
  Linda Grealy Nil
  James O Grady €7,918.82
  David Joyce €5,985.00
  Frank Cunneen €5,985.00
  Des Kenny €5,985.00
  Joanne McCarthy €5,985.00
  Fiona Duignan €5,985.00
  Tony Bates €5,985.00
  Mary Lavelle €5,985.00
  Tara Cunningham €7,474.79
  Caroline Burrell €6,297.28

Note 1: The President’s salary is set at High Court Judge level (€243,080 per annum) and was voluntarily reduced to €199,000 in 2011. The fees for members of the Human Rights Commission in 2011 were €14,963 per annum, paid quarterly in arrears. Fees paid in 2011 included payment in January 2011 for the 4th quarter, 2010. Fees in respect of the period 20 December 2011 to 31 December 2011 for the Commissioners reappointed in December 2011 (Helen O Neill, Conleth Bradley and Roger Sweetman) will be paid in the first quarter, 2012 and the annual rate is now €7,695.

Note 2: Board fees and expenses for the National Disability Authority in respect of 2011 were paid in two instalments, in June 2011 and in January 2012.


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