Dáil Éireann - Volume 660 - 10 July, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies.
Deputy Leo Varadkar Deputy Leo Varadkar
Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the pay and emoluments granted to the chief executive officer, or equivalents, of all of the agencies under the control of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28399/08]
Deputy Micheál Martin Deputy Micheál Martin
Deputy Micheál Martin: There are three advisory committees and one educational commission which operate under the aegis of my Department. The Advisory Board for Irish Aid, the Development Education Advisory Committee and the Emigrant Services Advisory Committee are advisory in nature and are serviced by staff of my Department.
The Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (the Fulbright Commission) was established in 1957 and finances study, research, teaching and other educational activities between Ireland and the United States of America. Notwithstanding certain specific statutory responsibilities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Commission enjoys ‘autonomy of management and administration’, by reason of Section 2(5) of the Educational Exchange (Ireland and the United States of America), Act, 1991. The administrative structures, such as the remuneration details of the Executive Director of the Commission, are under the control of the eight-member Commission, four of which are appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and four by the United States. My Department makes an annual Grant-in-Aid payment to the Commission, who also receive funding from the US Government and from a number of other public and private sources.
Dáil Éireann 660 Written Answers. Departmental Agencies.