Dáil Éireann - Volume 523 - 11 October, 2000
Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
299. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will list each appointment or nomination made by him to bodies, boards or organisations under the aegis of his Department since 1 July 2000; the method used by his Department in selecting people for such appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21705/00]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement.
People are selected on the basis of their general suitability, experience and expertise or as representatives of committees, sectors, interest groups or organisations.
 Board of Léargas (The Exchange Bureau)
Ms Ann O'Mahony, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough Street, Dublin 2.
Board of The National College of Art and Design
Mr. Rory Doyle, 71 Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5.
Board of the National Council For Educational AwardsDr. Mary Meaney, Director, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Dublin 15.
Task Force on Dyslexia
Chairperson: Mr. Peadar Cremin, President, Mary Immaculate Teacher Training College, Limerick.
Secretary: Mr. Eamonn McGuinness, Retired Inspector, Rosemullion, Strandhill Road, Sligo.
Mr. Paid McGee, Special Education, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Mr. Michael Murphy, Principal, St. Thomas's Senior National School, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Ms Terese McPhillips, Principal, St. Oliver Plunkett National School, Monkstown, County Dublin.
Mr. Gerry Shiel, Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Mr. Don Mahon, Inspector, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough Street, Dublin 2.
Ms Joan Walsh, Senior Psychologist, National Educational Psychological Service, 24-27 North Fredrick Street, Dublin 2.
Ms Criona Garvey, Psychologist, National Educational Psychological Service, 24-27 North Fredrick Street, Dublin 2.
Mr. Alan Sayles, 1 Pine Valley Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Dr. Donal McAnaney, Director of Programmes, REHAB Group, Roslyn Park, Sandymount.
Ms Monica Healy, Parent, 2 Foxfield Avenue, Raheny, Dublin 5
Ms. Paula Staunton, Teacher, Sutton Park School, Sutton, County Dublin
Ms Pauline Geatons, Author, 53 Bayside Boulevard, Dublin 13
Ms Rea Reason, School of Education, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester.
Mr. Brendan Culligan, Teacher, Tutor, Author, Bayside Senior NS, Sutton, Dublin 13
Task Force on Autism
Chairperson: Ms Sheelagh Drudy, Professor of Education, University College, Dublin.
Secretary: Mr. Michael Ó Flannagáin, Retired Inspector, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough Street, Dublin 2.
 Mr. Pat Matthews, Irish Society for Autism, Unity Buildings, 16/17 Lr. O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.
Dr. Rita Honan, Psychology Department, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Mr. Pat Walsh, Rosehill, Corran Waterfall, Cork.
Dr. Rita Jordan, School of Education, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.
Mr. C. B. Ó Murchú, Department of Education and Science, Offices of the Inspectorate, 1A South Mall, Cork.
Mr. Michael Sheehan, National Educational Psychological Service, 2 Annaville, Western Road, Cork.
Ms. Rita Duffy, 2 The Bower, Balbriggan County Dublin.
Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Ballyfermot Child and Family Centre, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10.
Governing Boards of Institutes of Technology
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
300. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of appointments made by him to bodies, boards or organisations under the aegis of his Department since taking office; the number of these which were to full-time paid positions and positions in respect of which a fee is paid; the number in respect of which expenses are paid; if he has given considerations to any procedures for an independent system to examine or scrutinise appointments or nominations made by him; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21719/00]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): The details requested by the Deputy are as follows:
 In general, the bodies boards and organisations under the aegis of my Department are established for the purpose of developing or reviewing some aspect of education policy, or for the delivery of educational services. Accordingly, the composition of such groups is usually representative of the relevant education partners, or includes members with an appropriate expertise or qualification. This is a well established and effective selection process.
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