ThePhoenix had piece on how Gina Murphy (who's restaurants have gone into receivership & liquidation since she was first appointed), was one of four reappointed to board of Failte Ireland / the National Tourism Development Authority in July.
IRIS OIFIGIÚIL, JULY 17th, 2015
under the National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003 section 14NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
In exercise of the powers conferred on me under Section 14(2) of the
National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003, I have appointed
the following to be members of the National Development Authority:
Ms Gina Murphy
Mr Noel Kavanagh
Mr Frankie Sheahan
Mr Ciarán Ó Gaora
The appointments are subject to the terms of the National Tourism
Development Authority Act 2003 and, subject to Section 14 of that
Act, shall be for a period which will end on 27th day of May 2019.
PASCHAL DONOHOE, T.D.,
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport
Appointment of Liquidator: 5 Peas Restaurant Limited T/A Hugo
Meet & Veg Ltd - Irish Company Info - SoloCheck
She and her partner are still managing the restaurant for the receivers, so they obviously think they are still competent to do so.
Why didn't they appointments go through the Public Appointments Service (PAS), the department told a journalist during the Valarie O'Reilly debacle that current incumbment board members had to re-apply via the PAS (although future re-appointments could be excepted, Guideline 9.1.5 ).
http://www.publicjobs.ie/publicjobs/...ds_Website.xls the NTA ad was published in April 2015 so this policy preceded the tourism board expiry
Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards
National Tourism Development Authority Membership Timeline
Failte Ireland - About Us | National Tourism Development Authority |
History of National Tourism Development Authority- Fáilte Ireland | DTTAS Department of Transport, Tourism And Sport
Fáilte Ireland is described as a statutory corporation
Irish State Administration Database:
is the NTDA//Failte Ireland is so different to other 'state boards' that it cannot go though the PAS?
of course the Minister retained the power to appoint despite the new guidelines, should they have applied in this case?
PS: Why is one of the four members re-appointed to Failte Ireland board listed as having gone through an advertised procedure but other 3 did not, in its appointments since 2011 doc
http://www.dttas.ie/sites/default/fi...march-2011.pdf can only think thats just an error in filling in the doc because there were no ads for it http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/home.htm