Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 17 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
117. Mr. Durkan asked the Taoiseach if any new advisers or consultants have been appointed by him since the Government reshuffle of September 2004; if such appointments are replace ments for or are in addition to previous appointments; the salary and terms of employment in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29116/04]
The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
The Taoiseach: I have appointed two new advisers since the reshuffle of September 2004.  Mr. John Lahart, special adviser to the Government Chief Whip, Deputy Kitt, replaces Carl Gibney, special advisor to the former Chief Whip. Mr. Padraig Slyne has been appointed special adviser with responsibility for co-ordination between all Ministers of State and fills a vacancy which existed prior to the recent re-shuffle. There has been no increase in the number of special advisers who assist me in dealing with the complexities and volume of Government business. The salaries of these individuals are: John Lahart €70,578 and Padraig Slyne €53,977. Department of Finance sanction and approval of contracts has been received in both cases and the normal terms and conditions of appointment of special advisers apply.
Dáil Éireann 592 Written Answers. Ministerial Appointments.