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# state-boards - Friday 3 August, 2018

Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail
# Suzy Byrne
# Suzy Byrne

Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:59 PM 20,119 Views 41 Comments

Suzy Byrne is one of five people with experience of disability issues to join transport boards.

# state-boards - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
# Not A Clue
# Not A Clue

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,701 Views 17 Comments

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

# state-boards - Friday 5 January, 2018

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year
# Conor Skehan
# Conor Skehan

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year

Jan 5th 2018, 7:16 PM 24,510 Views 207 Comments

Conor Skehan’s five year stint as chair of the agency was due to end at the beginning of this year.

# state-boards - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

Mar 8th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,577 Views 19 Comments

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

# state-boards - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards
# Jobs For The Girls
# Jobs For The Girls

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

Jan 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,212 Views 37 Comments

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

# state-boards - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Jan 19th 2016, 11:48 AM 23,064 Views 65 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# state-boards - Monday 26 January, 2015

What's wrong with complimenting a woman on "on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle"?
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

What's wrong with complimenting a woman on "on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle"?

Jan 26th 2015, 10:59 PM 75,340 Views 102 Comments

PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.

# state-boards - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today
# State Boards
# State Boards

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today

Sep 30th 2014, 3:13 PM 5,351 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

# state-boards - Monday 29 September, 2014

Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate'
# State Boards
# State Boards

Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate'

Sep 29th 2014, 2:33 PM 6,871 Views 59 Comments

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin will be bringing a memorandum to Government on this issue.

# state-boards - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles

Sep 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,594 Views 11 Comments

Analysis: What should have been a routine filling of a Seanad vacancy has turned into a a bit of a mess for the government party.

# state-boards - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Women 'talent bank' to improve gender balance on state boards
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Women 'talent bank' to improve gender balance on state boards

Jul 24th 2014, 6:20 PM 7,670 Views 38 Comments

Last year, female representation on state boards stood at 36.2%.

# state-boards - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only

Jan 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 141 Views 49 Comments

Ignoring candidates for state boards who apply through formal channels in favour of those with political backgrounds discredits the election promises to tackle cronyism, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# state-boards - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards

Dec 18th 2012, 2:37 PM 3,290 Views 37 Comments

The Junior Minister said the government will have to strengthen its efforts if it is to meet its own targets.

# state-boards - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent"

May 10th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,846 Views 13 Comments

Deputy Jan O’Sullivan made the comments in response to a question from Deputy Mick Wallace. His question came after a report found that there are issues regarding transparency in appointments to State boards.

# state-boards - Friday 9 March, 2012

Rehab CEO 'donates fees for State boards work to charity'
# Angela Kerins
# Angela Kerins

Rehab CEO 'donates fees for State boards work to charity'

Mar 9th 2012, 1:08 PM 5,588 Views 42 Comments

Angela Kerins says that €23,262 she receives for these roles are donated to charity. It was disclosed this week that Kerins earns €234,000 from the Rehab Group which has just announced 18 redundancies.

# state-boards - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Rehab chief on €234k gets extra €23k from State boards membership
# State Boards
# State Boards

Rehab chief on €234k gets extra €23k from State boards membership

Mar 8th 2012, 8:54 PM 8,605 Views 70 Comments

Angela Kerins is on the board of two State bodies as well as being CEO of Rehab which has implemented cost-cutting measures in recent months.

# state-boards - Monday 14 November, 2011

# state-boards - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments

Oct 1st 2011, 12:25 PM 1,282 Views 35 Comments

There are reports today that Mary Davis was appointed to three state boards by FF ministers, and paid almost €190,000 in total. She says she has no political affiliations.

# state-boards - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards
# Open Shop?
# Open Shop?

Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards

Jul 3rd 2011, 3:47 PM 1,140 Views 4 Comments

“Scrutiny” of new appointments to CIE, Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Eireann and Dublin Bus is to prove that State boards are not a “closed shop”.