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Written Answers - Ministerial Staff

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 84.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will provide, in tabular form, details of all salary increases for special advisors requested by him or any Ministers of State in his Department; the names of the advisors and the amount requested and a list of salary increases granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18653/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn There have been no salary increases requested by me or granted in respect of my two special advisors since their appointment. The Ministers of State at my Department do not have special advisors.

 85.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will provide, in tabular form, the names and salaries of all his special advisors including special advisors of Ministers of State and any salary increases they have received since they took office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18636/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table. The Ministers of State at my Department do not have Special Advisers.

Special Advisers in the Department of Education and Skills

Name Gross salary (per annum) Salary increases received since taking up office
Mr. John Walshe €92,672 Nil
Ms. Deirdre Grant €86,604 Nil


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