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Another Day – Another unequal State Board

January 21st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

Today Tanaiste and Minister for Entrerprise and Employment, Mary Coughlan announced the new FAS Board.  10 places plus the CEO -7 Men and 3 Women.

  • Mr. Michael Dempsey (Chairperson)

Former Senior Director, European Markets, Bristol Myers Squibb;
Board Member, Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

  • Mr. Paul O’Toole (ex officio)

Director General, F?S.

  • Mr. Dermot Curran

Assistant Secretary, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

  • Mr. Tony Dempsey

Former Teachta Dála;
Former Principal, Enniscorthy Vocational College;
Chairman, Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre.

  • Mr. Seán Gallagher

Managing Director, Smarthomes Limited;

Board Member, InterTradeIreland

  • Ms. Emer Gilvarry

Solicitor; Managing Partner, Mason, Hayes and Curran.

  • Mr. Martin Hogan

Innovation Manager, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology;

Managing Director, Statesoft Limited.

  • Ms. Annette Hughes

Director, DKM Economic Consultants; Member, Euroconstruct; Member, National Competitiveness Council.

  • Mr. Séan Ó Longáin

Barrister;  Former Chief Executive Officer, County Donegal Vocational Education Committee.

  • Dr. Brendan J. Murphy

President, Cork Institute of Technology.

  • Ms. Margaret Sweeney

Accountant; Chief Executive Officer, Postbank Ireland Limited; Board Member, Teagasc.

Yet another board that fails government guidelines of 60/40 gender quota.  Wonder what the Minister with responsibility for Equality (cough) makes of it. He was expressing concern last month at the failure of the state to appoint women to stateboards.



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