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The Citizens Information Board

The Citizens Information Board (CIB) is responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy relating to social services and entitlements.
All appointments are made by the Minister and the legislative provisions governing board membership of the CIB are contained in the Comhairle Act 2000 and the Citizens Information Act 2007. The legislation provides that:
  • The Board shall consist of fifteen members;
  • One member of the Board shall be designated as chairperson;
  • The period of membership shall not exceed five years;
  • The members of the Board shall include one officer of the Minister, three members representative of people with disabilities and one member of the staff of the Board;
  • Not less than six members of the Board shall be female and not less than six shall be male.
The legislation also provides that a member of the board whose period of membership expires by the effluxion of time (passing of five-year term) shall be eligible for re-appointment as a member of the Board.


Last modified:09/10/2018