Dáil Éireann - Volume 455 - 04 July, 1995

Written Answers. - Chairpersons of State Boards.

82. Miss M. Wallace asked the Minister for Equality and Law Reform the [1034] number of chairpersons of State boards who are specifically nominated by the Government as opposed to elected by the board members themselves; and the number, name and date of appointment of women nominated by the Government to serve as chairpersons of State boards. [12370/95]

Minister for Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Taylor): The information sought by the Deputy in respect of women who are chairpersons of State boards is set out in the following table:

Department

Board

Name

Date of Appointment

Appointed by Government/ Minister

Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Gillian Bowler

16/03/95

Yes

Irish Film Board

Lelia Doolan

05/04/93

Yes

Bord na Leabhair Gaeilge

Ursula Ní Dhálaigh

01/01/93

Yes

Broadcasting Complaints Committee

Geri Silke

03/06/92

Yes

Defence

Irish Red Cross

Una McGurk

01/05/94

Yes

Education

Limerick regional technical college

Janette McDonnell

01/01/93

Yes

Enterprise & Employment

Forbairt

Eileen O'Mara Walsh

02/02/95

Yes

Labour Court

Evelyn Owens

21/08/94

Yes

Labour Relations Commission

Catherine Forde

04/02/94

Yes

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Mary Faherty

30/01/95

Yes

Environment

Rent Tribunal

Moya Quinlan

10/05/95

Yes

Custom House Docks Development Authority

Prof. Dervilla Donnelly

01/12/94

Yes

Equality and Law Reform

Employment Equality Agency

Kate Hayes

10/11/92

Yes

Legal Aid Board

Clare Connellan

25/04/95

Yes

Foreign Affairs

Refugee Agency

Iseult O'Malley

01/11/93

Yes

Health

An Bord Altranais

Ita O'Dwyer

04/10/91

No-Board Members

An Bord Uchtala

Virginia Rochford

30/01/93

Yes

Comhairle na nOispideal

Dr. Veronica O'Donoghue

12/08/92

No - Board Members

[1035][1036]Social Welfare

Pensions Board

Mary Broughan

21/12/90

Yes

Combat Poverty Agency

Anna Lee

21/06/95

Yes

Taoiseach

National Statistics Board

Frances Ruane

01/11/94

Yes

Transport, Energy & Communications

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

Dr. Mary Upton

01/04/92

Yes

Justice

Sentence Review Group

Mary Kotsonouris

30/03/94

Yes

Registration of Title Rules Committee

Hon. Miss Justice Mella Carroll

Ex-officio

Yes

Shanganagh Castle Visiting Committee

Sadie Jordan

05/12/92

Yes

Training Unit Visiting Committee

Angela O'Connor

05/08/93

Yes

St. Patrick's Institute Visit- ing Committee

Mary Hickey

05/08/93

Yes

Marine

Marine Institute

Prof. Máire Mulcahy

13/10/92

Yes

Office of the Tánaiste

National Economic and Social Forum

Maureen Gaffney

20/04/93

Yes

The Deputy should table questions to the appropriate Ministers in respect of the number of chairpersons of State boards under their aegis who are specifically nominated by Government, as opposed to elected by the board members themselves. In so far as the question relates to my area of responsibility there are two boards under my aegis, both of which are chaired by women, and both of which are ministerial appointments.