Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (359)

Máire Hoctor

Question:

484 Ms Hoctor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if years of service (details supplied) with CIE is reckonable to be recognised by his Department in order that a local authority employee may retire after 26 years' service with the local authority and 23 years with CIE with a full pension when he reaches retirement age in August 2004. [2905/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The CIE service given by the person concerned could only become reckonable under the local government superannuation scheme if CIE were to make its regular wages staff pension scheme reciprocal generally with the local government superannuation scheme and accept financial liability for the period of service in question. To date, the CIE scheme has not been able to meet these conditions.