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Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 575.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  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. [16419/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The information requested is set out in the following table. Neither post attracts remuneration.

Ms Frances Spillane Board Member Institute of Public Administration
Dr John Devlin Director Institute of Public Health

The Office of the Attorney General has advised that people working for the State are indemnified for any reasonable legal fees and/or damages if they are sued for undertaking their duties on behalf of the State and 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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