Dáil Éireann - Volume 478 - 01 May, 1997

Written Answers. - Semi-State Bodies.

154. Mr. Gallagher (Donegal South-West) asked the Minister for Justice the State bodies under the aegis of her Department; and the composition and membership of each body. [11917/97]

[1342] Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Details of the composition and membership of the boards, under the aegis of my Department, to which I am empowered to make appointments or nominations were given in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 185 of 5 March 1997, Official Report Vol. 475 cols. 1843 to 1956. The following tabular statement is an update of relevant information in that reply:

Name of Body

Current membership

Censorship of Publications Appeal Board (appointed on

Mr. George Birmingham (outgoing) (Chairperson)


Mr. Séamus Maguire (outgoing)

Mrs. Muriel McNicholas (outgoing)

Ms Joanne Harmon (outgoing)

Mr. Tom Heffernan BL (new)

Portlaoise Prison Visiting Committee

Ms Jane Claire (appointed on 16-4-97 to fill a vacancy which arose on the death of Mr. James Cooney)

Committee on Court Practice and Procedure

Mr. Justice Ronan Keane replaced Mr. Justice John Blayney as Chairman

Garda Síochána Complaints Board (appointed on 6-4-97)

Mr. Seamus McKenna, S.C. (outgoing) (Chairman) Assistant Commissioner James McHugh (outgoing)

Ms Mary Linehan Solicitor

Ms Helen Hoare Solicitor

Mr. Terence Cosgrave Solicitor

Mr. Odran Reid

Mr. Dermot O'Callaghan

Mr. Stephen McCullen

Ms Marie Hennessy