Question to the Minister for Finance (Mr. Michael Noonan, TD)
To ask the Minister for Finance the amount spent by his Department on special advisers for each of the past four years; the way this compares to the four years 2007 to 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer
For WRITTEN ANSWER on Tuesday, 20 January 2015.
I wish to advise the Deputy that the total amount spent by my Department on special advisors for the past four years was €757,052. This compares to €756,333 spent by my Department on special advisors in the four years 2007 to 2010.
I have 2 special advisors. In total there were 5 special advisors in the years 2011 to 2014, 2 from the previous Government and 1 of my special advisors left on a career break and was replaced.
There were 3 special advisors in the four years 2007 to 2010.