Minister announces appointments to Fáilte Ireland Authority

Monday 24 July 2017

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD has announced the appointment of Mr Sean Boland and Mr Paul Carty as members of the National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland).

The Minister said: “I am delighted to appoint Sean Boland and Paul Carty as members of the Authority. They are both well qualified for the positions and have demonstrated their suitability to act as members of the Authority. I believe that their skills and experience will be a great asset to the work of the Authority in supporting and developing the Irish tourism sector and I wish them well in their role.”

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin welcomed the appointments. He said: “I am very pleased that Mr Boland and Mr Carty put themselves forward for a position on the Authority and that they have both now accepted the appointment. I am sure that they will be valuable members of the Authority and will play a meaningful part in delivering on its important work over the next few years.”

Welcoming the appointments, Fáilte Ireland Authority Chairman Michael Cawley said: “I am delighted to welcome Sean and Paul to the Authority where their skills, expertise and commitment will be a valuable addition to our deliberations as Fáilte Ireland seeks to develop Irish tourism and assist the sector to maximise the potential it has to create employment, generate revenue and contribute to the nation’s economic progress.”

The appointments follow from new procedures introduced by the Minister for the selection of suitable candidates for appointment to State Boards, including an assessment procedure conducted by Department officials. 

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