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Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 663.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will provide a full breakdown by gender of all appointments to State boards since February 2011; the current status of State boards in relation to the percentage of participation of women and men in each one; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17562/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The Government decision S21590E of March, 1995 regarding the appointment of women to State Bodies states that there is a requirement for a minimum of 40% of both men and women appointed as Ministerial representatives to all State Bodies. Although the overall membership of State boards under the aegis of my Department is well balanced, with 56% of the membership being male and 44% female, some individual boards do not have a balance of 40% of each gender. In so far as possible, when making appointments to such boards I will endeavour to ensure an appropriate balance between men and women. The appointments made by me since March 2011, and current status of State boards in relation to the percentage of women and men in each one are outlined below:

Board Member Position Appointed
Health Service Executive Brian Gilroy Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Philip Crowley Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Barry White Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Paul Barron Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Tony Holohan Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Michael Scanlan Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Martin Connor Ordinary Member 06/06/2011
Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien Ordinary Member 09/03/2012
Health Service Executive Jim Breslin Ordinary Member 09/03/2012
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Michael Barry Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Ciaran O’Boyle Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Fionan O’Cuinneagain Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Kenneth McDonald Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Keith O’Hourihane Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council John David Corr Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Ignatius Noel Stenson Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
National Haemophilia Council Barry Harrington Chairperson 19/07/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Donal Hollywood Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board John McCormack Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Paul Redmond Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Tony O’Brien Chairperson 06/08/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Fachtna Murphy Ordinary Member 26/09/2011
Medical Council Michael Ryan Ordinary Member 04/10/2011
Health and Social Care Professionals Council Muiris Fitzgerald Ordinary Member 24/11/2011
Health and Social Care Professionals Council Martin Higgins Ordinary Member 24/11/2011
Health and Social Care Professionals Council Pat Quinlan Ordinary Member 24/11/2011
Tallaght Hospital Board Keith Pearson Chairperson 14/12/2011
Tallaght Hospital Board Peter Byrne Ordinary Member 21/12/2011
Tallaght Hospital Board Tom O’Higgins Ordinary Member 21/12/2011
Tallaght Hospital Board David Pierpoint Ordinary Member 21/12/2011
Tallaght Hospital Board Peter Prendergast Ordinary Member 21/12/2011
Health Service Executive Michael Scanlan Chairperson 01/01/2012
Tallaght Hospital Board Richard Reilly Ordinary Member 18/01/2012
St James’s Hospital Board Colm Bergin Ordinary Member 07/02/2012
St James’s Hospital Board Sean Farrell Ordinary Member 07/02/2012
VHI Martin Sisk Ordinary Member 15/03/2012
VHI John Melvin Ordinary Member 15/03/2012
VHI Ambrose McLoughlin Ordinary Member 15/03/2012
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Maureen Cronin Ordinary Member 20/04/2011
Health Service Executive Laverne McGuinness Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Bairbre Nic Aongusa Ordinary Member 20/05/2011
Health Service Executive Frances Spillane Ordinary Member 09/03/2012
National Haemophilia Council Ann Grogan Ordinary Member 23/05/2011
National Haemophilia Council Deborah Greene Ordinary Member 23/05/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Catriona O’Driscoll Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Leonie Clarke Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Council Jean Holohan Ordinary Member 15/06/2011
National Haemophilia Council Mary Jackson Ordinary Member 22/07/2011
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal Kathryn Hutton Ordinary Member 01/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Anna Gavin Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Deirdre Murray Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
National Cancer Registry Board Mary Jackson Ordinary Member 06/08/2011
Medical Council Marie Kehoe Ordinary Member 04/10/2011
Irish Blood Transfusion Service Lelia Thornton Ordinary Member 18/10/2011
Irish Medicines Board Mary Horgan Ordinary Member 19/10/2011
Health and Social Care Professionals Council Jenny Bulbulia Ordinary Member 24/11/2011
Health and Social Care Professionals Council Kristin Quinn Ordinary Member 24/11/2011
Dublin Dental Hospital Board Pat O’Boyle Ordinary Member 02/02/2012
Dental Council Marie Henson Ordinary Member 15/02/2012
National Haemophilia Council Beatrice Nolan Ordinary Member 24/02/2012
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal Karen O’Driscoll Ordinary Member 10/03/2012
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal Karen Fergus Chairperson 10/03/2012

Board No. of Members % Men % Women
Advisory Committee for Human Medicines (IMB) 11 72 18
Advisory Committee for Veterinary Medicines (IMB) 12 75 25
Advisory Committee on Medical Devices (IMB) 12 75 25
An Bord Altranais 26 35 65
Beaumont Hospital Board 10 50 50
Poisons Council 18 61 39
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C 14 43 57
Dental Council 22 45 55
Drug Treatment Centre Board 9 67 33
Dublin Dental Hospital Board 13 54 46
Food Safety Authority of Ireland 7 57 43
Health and Social Care Professionals Council 12 42 58
Health Information and Quality Authority 12 58 42
Health Insurance Authority 4 75 25
Health Research Board 10 70 30
Interim Board of the Health Service Executive 12 75 25
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal 14 21 79
Tallaght Hospital Board 9 89 11
Irish Blood Transfusion Service 12 42 58
Irish Medicines Board 8 62 38
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board 7 43 57
Medical Council 25 64 36
Mental Health Commission 13 61 39
National Cancer Registry Board 7 57 43
National Haemophilia Council 9 33 67
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board 9 67 33
National Treatment Purchase Fund 8 50 50
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council 17 71 29
Radiographers Registration Board 12 25 75
Scientific Committee of the FSAI 15 60 40
Social Workers Registration Board 13 54 46
St James Hospital Board 8 62 38
VHI 10 80 20


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