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Written Answers - Garda Retirements

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 413.  Deputy Dessie Ellis Information on Dessie Ellis Zoom on Dessie Ellis  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the number of gardaí who have availed of the Croke Park early retirement scheme from stations in Santry, Whitehall, Finglas, Cabra and Ballymun, Dublin. [6944/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter Members of An Garda Síochána who joined the force prior to 1 April 2004 may retire once they have served at least 30 years and they have reached 50 years of age. Members of An Garda Síochána who joined the Force on or after 1 April 2004 may retire once they have served at least 30 years and have reached 55 years of age. In both cases members must retire once they reach 60 years of age.

[508]Members can avail of a Cost Neutral Early Retirement (CNER) Scheme. I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that no members availed of this scheme in the stations mentioned by the Deputy.


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