Membership of State Boards

Details of Membership of State Boards

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As direct Ministerial vacancies occur, the Minister for Education and Skills will invite expressions of interest from members of the public to serve on the boards of State Bodies and Agencies operating under the Department's aegis.  The primary portal through which appointments to vacancies on State Boards will be advertised is through, vacancies will also be advertised on the department's website To express an interest in serving on any of these State Boards, please apply through

In making any direct Ministerial board appointment, the Minister will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant qualifications for the positions. In that respect, the Minister will have regard to the body or agency in question and its particular area of responsibility etc. as well as ensuring that the board members have an appropriate mix of skills and experience in such areas as corporate governance, legal expertise, financial expertise (with particular reference to audit capability and/or project assessment). The Minister may, from time to time, also decide not to fill all existing vacancies.

In the case of a number of the bodies and agencies, the board appointments, while made by the Minister, are not made at the Minister's sole discretion. In such instances, individuals are nominated for appointment by the Minister by various organisations as specified in the relevant statute of the agency concerned.

Persons being proposed for appointment as chairpersons of State bodies/Agencies will be required to appear before the appropriate Oireachtas committee prior to them being formally appointed by the Minister or the Government as chairperson.

Updates in respect of appointments to State Boards under the aegis of this Department will be published here as they are confirmed.