Dáil Éireann - Volume 50 - 29 November, 1933

Ceisteanna.—Questions. Oral Answers. - Appointments to the Civil Service.

Risteárd Ua Maolchatha asked the Minister for Finance if he will place in the Library, for the information of Deputies, a copy of the statement made on 17th November on behalf of his Department to the Commission of Inquiry into the Civil Service regarding appointments made by the Executive Council in the public interest during the years 1924-1932; and if he will state the names of the 27 persons therein stated to have been taken in for the first time in 1932; the relative Department; the rank to which appointed; the number of years temporary or other service previously given in the Civil Service; and if he will state what is meant by the expression taken in for the first time.

Mr. MacEntee: A copy of the verbatim report of the evidence given on behalf of my Department before the Commission of Inquiry into the Civil Service on the 17th November will be placed in the Library for the information of Deputies as soon as it is available. Particulars of the 27 persons who were appointed to established posts in the Civil Service in 1932 under Section 6 of the Civil Service Regulation Act, 1924, as amended by Section 3 (2) of the Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act, 1926, were, as required by the Acts, published in Iris Oifigiúil on various dates in 1932 and 1933. I am, however, arranging to have the required information circulated with the official report.

The expression “taken in for the first time” means appointment to the established Civil Service for the first time.

Following is the information referred to in the answer:—

[537][538] STATEMENT SHOWING PARTICULARS OF PERSONS APPOINTED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST DURING THE YEAR 1932.

Name

Grade to which appointed

Department or Office to which appointed

No. of years previous temporary service in Civil Service

Date of publication of certification in Iris Oifigiúil

Miss Letitia Dunbar Harrison.

Librarian

Department of Defence.

Nil

9/2/'32

Dr. Michael Rynne.

Asst. Legal Adviser.

Department of External Affairs.

Nil

9/2/'32

Miss E.M. Coulson.

Clerical Officer.

Office of Public Works.

Nil

(Previous service (from 1916) with Lord

Lieutenant and Governors-General).

9/2/'32

Miss A.H. Litster

Inspector of Boarded-out children.

Department of Local Govt. and Public Health.

10½ years

26/2/'32

G.A. Lyons

Printing and Binding Clerk.

Stationery Office.

8¾ years

26/2/'32

F.H. Griffith

Clerical Officer.

Stationery Office.

9¼ years

26/2/'32

Miss Daisy Alley

Legal Clerk.

Attorney-General's Office.

9½ years

26/2/'32

John Whelan

Preventive Man.

Revenue Commissioners' Office.

7¾ years

26/2/'32

William Vernor

Preventive Man.

Revenue Commissioners' Office.

7¾ years

26/2/'32

Christopher Fortune.

Preventive Man.

Revenue Commissioners' Office.

7¾ years

26/2/'32

Seán Sliney

Messenger.

Revenue Commissioner's Office.

3¾ years

26/2/'32

Miss Lily Mernin

Shorthand-Typist.

Department of Defence.

9½ years

26/2/'32

Miss Maire O'Reilly.

Typist.

Department of Defence.

9¾ years

1/3/'32

Mr. D. O hAnnagain.

Lands Officer.

Department of Defence.

9 years

26/2/'32

William Ryan

Attendant.

Department of Education (Science and Art Institutions).

6½ years.

26/2/'32

[539][540]Patrick J. Twamley.

Attendant.

Department of Education (Science and Art Institutions).

9¾ years

26/2/'32

Eoghan O Briain

Paper Keeper.

Department of Education (Primary Branch).

2¾ years

26/2/'32

Miss Joan Smyth

Shorthand-Typist.

Department of Agriculture.

9¾ years

26/2/'32

Miss K. Fleming

Employment Clerk.

Department of Industry and Commerce.

7 years

26/2/'32

Donough O'Donovan.

Assistant Solicitor.

Chief State Solicitor's Office.

3 months

26/2/'32

Joseph P. Lynch

Trade Inspector.

Department of Local Government and Public Health.

8¾ years

1/3/'32

Brian McMahon

Secretary, Censorship of Publications Board.

Department of Justice.

2 years

8/3/'32

Thomas Kearns

Employment Officer.

Department of Industry and Commerce.

8¾ years

19/4/'32

Miss Rosita Austin.

Translator.

Department of External Affairs.

9¾ years

12/4/'32

F. Horne

Junior Executive Officer.

Department of Justice.

12 years

19/4/'32

L.H. Kerney

Commercial Secretary to the Paris Legation.

Department of External Affairs.

3½ years

21/3/'33

Seán Hogan

Head Messenger.

Office of Public Works.

Nil.

28/2/'33

General Mulcahy: The Minister is aware that the entries in Iris Oifigiúil would not show the years of temporary service previously given in the Civil Service. Will he say if, in the case of these 27 persons, there was previous temporary service before appointment in the beginning of 1932?

Mr. MacEntee: There was temporary service ranging from three months to nine and a half or ten years.

General Mulcahy: Will the Minister say what is meant by the Ministerial Press referring to these appointments as political appointments?

Mr. MacEntee: I am afraid the Deputy will have to address that [541] question to the editor of the newspaper to which he refers.

General Mulcahy: Does the Minister not understand that describing appointments such as these as political appointments is done entirely with mal-intent? Will the Minister say that he does not consider the appointments of these persons, who had several years temporary service, political appointments within the meaning of the Ministerial Press?

Mr. MacEntee: I am not prepared to express any opinion on the matter.