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#State boards

From TheJournal.ie Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail Suzy Byrne This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers Girl Power

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism' State Of The Nation

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today State Boards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate' State Boards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles Seanadigans

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Women 'talent bank' to improve gender balance on state boards Girl Power

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards Gender Equality

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister satisfied State boards appointment process is "fair and transparent" An Bord Pleanála

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rehab CEO 'donates fees for State boards work to charity' Angela Kerins

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rehab chief on €234k gets extra €23k from State boards membership State Boards

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments Race For The Áras

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments

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.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards Open Shop?

Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards

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