S.I. No. 178/2009 - Oireachtas (Allowances) (Certain Ministers of State and Chairpersons of Oireachtas Sub-committees) Order 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 12th May, 2009.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 3A (inserted by section 40 of the Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices and Oireachtas Members (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001 (No. 33 of 2001) (“Act of 2001”)) 4, and 8 (as amended by section 43 of the Act of 2001) of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 5 of 1998), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Oireachtas (Allowances) (Certain Ministers of State and Chairpersons of Oireachtas Sub-Committees) Order 2009.

2. There is payable to—

(a) Pat Carey, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and at the Department of Defence, and

(b) Barry Andrews, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and at the Department of Education and Science,

as the holders of those offices, respectively, who regularly attend meetings of the Government, an annual allowance each at the rate of €19,058, for any period beginning on or after 7 May 2008.

3. There is payable to a member of the Oireachtas who holds or held the position of chairperson of an Oireachtas sub-committee, specified in column (2) of the Schedule at any reference number, an annual allowance, in respect of the member’s duties as holder of that position, at the rate specified in column (3) of that Schedule opposite that reference number, in respect of any period,beginning on or after 13 February 2008, during which the member held that position.

4. Articles 5 and 7 of and Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Oireachtas (Allowances and Allocations) (Members and Holders of Parliamentary and CertainMinisterial Offices) Order 2008 ( S.I. No. 56 of 2008 ) are revoked.

Article 3.


Rates of annual allowances payable to chairpersons of specified Oireachtas sub-committees.


Oireachtas sub-committee(2)

Rate of annual allowance(3)


The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs- sub-Committee on Overseas Development



The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs- sub-Committee on Human Rights



The Joint Committee on Health and Children- sub-Committee on the High Level of Suicide in Ireland



The Committee on Procedures and Privileges of Dáil Éireann- sub-Committee on Dáil Reform



GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Governement,

5 May 2009