Parliamentary Questions: Departmental Advertising Expenditure

13th January 2016, Question asked by Aengus Ó Snodaigh, TD 527. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the annual cost to his Department of advertisements placed on its behalf in newspapers, magazines, television and radio, and social media. Response from James Reilly, then Minister for Children The Department of Children and Youth Affairs website is the primary resource in providing information for use by the public and an essential communications tool for my Department. My Department occasionally uses free tools e.g. Twitter and YouTube, to communicate with the public. On occasion, my Department may provide public information through other media e.g. electronic, broadcast and print media where a requirement for alternative platforms of information is required. In 2015 my Department spent the following on advertising as referred to in the question. €60,977.44 spent in relation to public radio and print media advertisements re the establishment of the Commission of Investigation (Mother & Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters) €6279.15 in total spent with regard to Department advertisements in the State Directory; Golden Pages phone books & website; and eircom phone books for 2015/2016. This question has been downloaded from kildarestreet.com (original link here )

Parliamentary Questions: Appointments to State Boards

13th January, 2016 Question from Colm Keaveney TD 524. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of the persons he has nominated to serve in positions carrying remuneration, other than out-of-pocket expenses, on commissions, industrial, assurance, semi-State or other similar concerns; the amounts received annually in respect of each appointment; the name of the concern to which the appointment was made during the years 2011 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Response from James Reilly, then Minister for Children As Minister I may nominate and appoint individuals to bodies within my Department's remit (subject to Government approval in certain circumstances) and nominate individuals to bodies under the remit of other Ministers. I have set out below relevant details since my appointment as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on 11th July 2014 and the respective remunerations. Adoption Authority of Ireland (nominated and appointed) Board Member    Annual Remuneration Dr. Geoffrey Shannon (Chair)    €63,120 Orlaith Traynor    €7,695 Paul Harrison    €7,695 Dr. Helen Buckley* Anne O'Flaherty    €7,695 Patrick McMahon    €7,695 Dr. Imelda Ryan    €7,695 * It should be noted that in line with the 'One Person One Salary' principle, no public servant is entitled to receive remuneration in the form of board fees, save for situations that are provided for in statute. Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters) -(nominated and appointed) Commissioners    Annual Remuneration Judge Yvonne Murphy (Chair)    €172,710 (High Court Judge equivalent remuneration) Professor Mary E. Daly     €585 per diem (approx. 110 days per annum) Dr. William Duncan    €585 per diem (approx 110 days per annum) This question has been downloaded from kildarestreet.com (original link here )

Parliamentary Questions: Public Inquiries

28th January 2016, Questions asked by Lucinda Creighton TD 227. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of tribunals of inquiry, commissions of inquiry or investigations for which he or his Department have been responsible by name; by terms of reference; by cost, including the cost to date where an inquiry has not been concluded; by date including the projected date of conclusion where an inquiry has not been concluded from 1991 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Response from James Reilly, then Minister for Children My Department was established on 2 June, 2011. There is one body of the type referred to in the question. Commissions of Investigation: 1 Name:    Commission of Investigation - Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters Terms of Reference:     Set out in the schedule to S.I. No. 57 of 2015 Cost to Date (to 26/01/2016):   €1.78 million (This includes set-up costs and costs incurred by DCYA in supporting the Commission) Projected Date of Conclusion:   The Commission is required to complete a final report not later than February 2018   This question has been downloaded from kildarestreet.com (original link here )