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Written Answers - Public Sector Staff

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 378.  Deputy Mary Lou McDonald Information on Mary Lou McDonald Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the number of public sector workers, including gardaí, who have availed of the Croke Park early retirement scheme including their grade and place of employment, that is Garda Station location, in tabular form. [6656/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter I am taking the Deputy’s question to refer to public servants who not having reached their minimum retirement age avail of Cost Neutral Early Retirement (CNER) and who also benefit from the provisions under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009. This Act provides for the superannuation benefits of public servants who retire within a ‘grace period’ ending on 29th February 2012 to be unaffected by the pay reductions introduced for all public servants with effect from 1 January 2010 under that Act.

Details of all public servants in my Department and the agencies under my remit who have not exceeded minimum retirement age and who, since 1 January 2010, have retired under the CNER Scheme or have indicated their intention to retire under the Scheme before 29th February 2012 are set out in the table below:

Department/Agency Place of Employment Grade No.
Department of Justice and Equality and agencies staffed by the Department Department Head Office Assistant Secretary 1
    Principal Officer 2
    Assistant Principal Officer 10
    Higher Executive Officer 4
    Executive Officer 3
    Staff Officer 1
    Clerical Officer 3
  Equality Authority Assistant Principal 1
  Forensic Science Laboratory Forensic Scientist 1
  Probation Service Assistant Principal Probation Officer 1
    Senior Probation Officer 1
    Probation Officer 1
  Private Security Authority Higher Executive Officer 1
  Irish Prison Service — non-discipline grade Principal Officer 1
    Assistant Principal 1
    Higher Executive Officer 1
Irish Prison Service Cloverhill Prison Prison Officer 2
An Garda Síochána Charlestown, Co Cork Garda 1
  Clara, Co Offaly Sergeant 1
  Phoenix Park Sergeant 1
Property Registration Authority (PRA) PRA, Dublin Examiner in Charge 1
    Superintendent of Mapping 3
    Assistant Principal 1
    Higher Executive Officer 4
    Executive Officer 3
    Staff Officer 3
    Clerical Officer 2
Legal Aid Board Dublin Managing Solicitor Grade II 1
    Managing Solicitor Grade I 1
    Solicitor 1
  Dundalk Clerical Officer 1
  Letterkenny Mediator 1
  Nenagh Managing Solicitor Grade II 1
Courts Service Naas Service Officer 1
  Clonmel, Drogheda, Dublin, Galway, Tralee, Waterford Clerical Officer 7
  Tralee Staff Officer 1
  Carlow, Clonmel, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan, Tralee Executive Officer 19
  Carlow, Dublin, Dundalk, Ennis, Limerick Higher Executive Officer 12
  Clonmel, Dublin, Dundalk, Youghal Assistant Principal 5
  Dublin Principal Officer 3
  Dublin General Solicitor 1
  Dublin Stenographer 1

The following table sets out the number of public servants who have exceeded minimum retirement age during the period 1 January 2010 and 29th February 2012 and have retired or have indicated their intention to retire by 29th February 2012 as well as a small number of public servants whose retirement under the 2009 Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement (ISER) was deferred to 2010:

Department/Agency No.
Department of Justice and Equality and agencies staffed by the Department (including IPS non-discipline grades) 84
Irish Prison Service 342
An Garda Síochána 1,097
Property Registration Authority 22
Legal Aid Board 12
Courts Service 70
National Disability Authority 1


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