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Written Answers - State Agencies

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 358.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  the bonus or performance related payment the chief executive officer of An Post receives per annum on top of their basic salary; the circumstances in which a bonus becomes payable; and the way it is calculated. [16146/12]

 359.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  the salary paid to the chief executive officer of An Post over the past five years; and if he will provide details and amounts of all bonuses and performance related payments received by them over that period. [16152/12]

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte I propose to take Questions Nos. 358 and 359 together.

[850]The following table shows the amounts paid to the An Post Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the years 2006 to 2010 as stated in the five most recently published Annual Reports for the company:

  2010 € 2009 € 2008 € 2007 € 2006 (CEO retired 13/7/06) € 2006 (CEO appointed 14/8/06) €
Basic Salary 386,000 386,000 379,000 353,000 170,000 130,000
Director’s fee 16,000 16,000 18,000 18,000 9,000 7,000
Non-pensionable performance related pay 61,000 58,000 21,000
Taxable benefits including use of company car 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000 10,000 7,000

An Post’s Performance Related Payment Scheme provides for up to 35% of basic pay: 25% applicable to annual objectives and 10% for multi-annual (3 years) objectives. The CEO has waived his entitlement under the 25% short term scheme since 2008. Amounts payable under the 10% long term scheme are not finalised and do not become payable until the end of the three year term. However, it is estimated that an amount of €97,000 has been earned by the current CEO under the 10% long term scheme since the date of his appointment (14 August 2006) up to 31 December 2009. No determination has been made yet in relation to amounts earned by the CEO in 2010 under the 10% long term scheme. An Post Annual Reports are available on its website: www.anpost.ie. The Annual Report for 2011 is currently being finalised and will be published in due course. I should also wish to advise the Deputy that the CEO voluntarily waived 15% of his salary with effect from 1st December 2011 and for 2012.


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