Written Answers. - Retirement Benefits.

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asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in payment of a superannuationex-gratia pension in relation to the North Eastern Health Board to a person (details supplied) in County Louth who is a former employee of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Approval to the payment ofex-gratia retirement benefit in the case of the person referred to in the question has now been issued by my Department to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. The delay was caused by the need to make further inquiries from the hospital as to the circumstances and details of the retirement.