The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has indicated her intention to appoint Mr. David Harvey as Chair of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The Minister will also be appointing the following people as ordinary members of the Board immediately; Mr Dermod Dwyer, Ms Penelope Kenny and Ms Mary Apied. The following appointments will be made as vacancies arise in January and early February 2016; Mr Tim Scanlon, Mr Denis Hickie, Mr Declan Moylan and Ms Mary Mc Carthy. The appointment of Mr Gerard Byrne will 3 February.
The appointees applied for the positions through www.stateboards.ie and were recommended through the Public Appointments Service as having the requisite skills requirement for the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The appointments are for a term of five years.