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Written Answers - Ministerial Staff

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 104.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  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. [18658/12]

 105.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  if he will provide, in tabular form, the names and salaries of all his special advisers 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. [18641/12]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 104 and 105 together.

The following table identifies the names and salary details of the two Special Advisers appointed by me as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Name Appointment Date Salary Scale
Mr. Ciaran Conlon 29th March 2011 €127,000
Mr. Conor Quinn 30th March 2011 €80,051, €83,337, €86,604, €89,898, €92,672, €95,55 (After 3 years satisfactory service at the maximum), €98,424 (After 6 years satisfactory service at the maximum)

In line with the Guidelines for Ministerial Appointments, Mr. Conor Quinn has progressed to the 2nd point of the Principal Officer Standard scale, i.e. €83,337 with effect from 30th March 2012. Mr. Ciaran Conlon has not received a salary increase since he was appointed on 29th March 2011. There are no Special Advisers appointed to the Ministers of State at my Department.


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