Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 17 November, 2004

Written Answers. - Departmental Appointments.

[1108]   208. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance if any new advisers or consultants have been appointed by him since the Government reshuffle of September 2004; if such appointments are replacements 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. [29118/04]

  Mr. Cowen: Since my appointment as Minister for Finance, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 (1) of the Public Service Management Act 1997, the Government has appointed at my request, one special adviser to my Department. My predecessor did not have a special adviser. The annual salary is €67,305 and an allowance of 10% of salary is also paid. My adviser is an assistant principal officer on secondment from the Department of Health and Children for the duration of my appointment.