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The Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht appointed Siobhán Seoige to the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2018 for a five-year term from 16 January 2018 to 15 January 2023.
Originally from the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in Co. Meath, Siobhán works in Dublin City University as an Irish Language Officer.
Siobhán has a wide range of experience and has worked as Enterprise Development Manager with Gaelchultúr, Events Manager for Rith Teo, and as an Executive Officer with An Foras Pátrúnachta. In 2011, Glór na nGael published her book ‘Ráth Chairn na Gréine: Bailiúcháin amhrán agus dánta ó Ghaeltacht Ráth Chairn 1935 – 2011’; a collection of songs and poetry from the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht.
As outlined in paragraph 12 of the First Schedule of the Údarás na Gaeltachta Act, 1979, Údarás board members are paid fees and allowances from Údarás funds, which are determined from time to time by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. These fees and rates are in accordance with those laid down by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for State Bodies of Category C of that Department.
As directed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (2011) regarding the payment of fees to public servants who sit on state boards, this member of the Údarás Board is not paid an annual fee.