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State Board Vacancies

Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites expressions of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the boards of State Bodies operating under the aegis of his Department. There are also two organisations operating under the remit of Horse Racing Ireland to which the Minister nominates members. 

In making any board appointments, the Minister will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant mix of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the board.

Persons being proposed for appointment as chairpersons of State Bodies may be required to make themselves available to the appropriate Oireachtas committee to discuss the approach which they will take to their role as chairperson and their views about the future contribution of the State Body in question and, following that discussion, a decision will be taken by the Minister or the Government, as appropriate, to confirm the nominee as chairperson.

In the case of a number of the Bodies, the board appointments, while made by the Minister, are not made at the Minister's sole discretion and, instead, individuals are nominated for appointment by the Minister by various organisations as specified in the relevant statute. These are the Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board, Bord Bia, Horse Racing Ireland, National Milk Agency, Teagasc and the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

Expressions of interest should be sent by e-mail to stateboardvacancies@agriculture.gov.ie and should indicate the State Board s/he wishes to apply for, provide a brief outline of skills, competencies and qualifications and a short statement outlining why s/he wishes to be considered for a position on the board. The Department will acknowledge receipt of such applications and inform applicants in due course of the Minister’s decision in relation to the appointment.

All expressions of interest lapse at the end of the calendar year.

 

21 May 2014

 

 

State Bodies under the aegis of the

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

 

Board Vacancies as at 21 May 2014

 

State Body

Total Number

of Board Members

(including Chairperson)

Current Vacancies as at 21 May 2014

Anticipated

Vacancies arising

22 May – 31 December 2014

Non – Commercial Bodies

 

 

 

Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board

7

0

1

Bord Bia

15

2

6

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

6

3

0

Marine Institute

9

2

0

National Milk Agency

14

0

0

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority 1

3

0

0

Teagasc

11

0

1

Veterinary Council of Ireland 2

19

3

0

Commercial Bodies

 

 

 

Bord na gCon 3

7

0

4

Coillte

9

3

1

Horse Racing Ireland 3

14

0

0

Irish National Stud 3

7

0

0

Statutory Committees operating under the remit of Horse Racing Ireland

 

 

 

Bookmakers Appeal Committee 4

5

4

0

Racegoers Consultative Forum 5

19

0

0

 

 

1 The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority consists of three full-time members including the Chairperson. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine appoints members of the Authority following a public competition.

 

2 The Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (Section 16) lays down certain requirements for persons to be appointed to the Council.

 

3 When a Board Member’s term of office has expired, the member remains in situ until the Minister decides to re-appoint or replace the member.

 

4 The members of the Bookmakers Appeal Committee are appointed by the Minister and the Chairman must be a judge or a practising barrister or solicitor of at least 7 years standing.

 

5 The Forum is established by Horse Racing Ireland and the Minister appoints two members to serve on the Forum.