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Cullinane, David

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

She is a disgrace, the Minister of State is right.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

My question is on the same matter.More Button

No, it is the same issue. The last time I raised this issue was a number of weeks ago when the Minister was in the Chamber. He said there was some agreement with the TUI and that he hoped he coul...More Button

Public Sector Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the progress his Department has made in costing a return to a single tier pay structure across the public sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Minister will know that on several occasions I have attempted to get a costing on returning the public service to a single tier pay structure. He will also know it is an issue I have raised wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to address the issue of equal pay for equal work within the public sector and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Public Sector Pay (Continued)

I welcome the fact this is the first time we have got a figure on this from the Department. Obviously, much work has been done on this. We wanted this for last year's alternative budget process b...More Button

Pardon?More Button

Yes.More Button

I respectfully say to the Minister that, when examining this, the fact it is a barrier to recruitment should not be the principal issue he should consider. The point is that it is simply unfair. ...More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his Department's objectives regarding public sector pensions in view of the current pay talks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

This question relates to the objectives of the Department and Minister in respect of public sector pensions, in view of the current pay talks. I note that the commission on public sector pay has r...More Button

The Alliance of Retired Public Servants recently posted a startling fact, namely, that around 4,000 retired public sector pensioners pass on every year. The cuts in pensions was one of the cruelle...More Button

In our alternative budget last year, we advocated that for those in receipt of a gross pension income band of on or below €34,132 the restoration they would receive in 2017 and 2018 would be comb...More Button

In respect of the PRD, the Minister has chosen to put that on the negotiating table in respect of the current pay talks as a bargaining chip. He has also put faster accrual pensions on the table...More Button

I understand and accept that the issue of pensions is difficult. It has to be addressed, in terms of public and private sector pensions. Many issues need to be addressed, but they should not be...More Button

It is not brief. We have a set time for questions. The Minister has given his response.More Button

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. I will not take lectures from the Minister about hollow rhetoric, that is for sure. I do not promise people everything. If the Minister had bothered to read th...More Button

Fine Gael, of course, promised to abolish the universal social charge, a promise it dumped in recent times, if the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Leo Varadkar, is anything to go by. It a...More Button

With respect, I do not promise people all that they want and tell them they can have whatever they want. I believe in fairness and equality. We should, of course, cut our cloth according to our...More Button

I accept that.More Button

The Minister is making things up.More Button

European Investment Bank

Is that the best the Deputy can do?More Button

Public Service Pay Commission Reports

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the discussions he has had with the Department of Health with regard to the findings of the Public Service Pay Commission that retention is a key issue within the health sector with pay a significa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the discussions he has had with the Department of Defence with regard to the findings of the Public Service Pay Commission that retention is a key issue within the Defence Forces with pay a signifi...More Button