Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (189)

Tom Fleming

Question:

192 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of the over 9,000 persons from the public service who have retired over the past six months with high tax-free lump sum payments in many cases and substantial pensions who have been re-hired on contract; if these persons are now being paid on the double by the State, that is, their pension and the salary they are receiving under the new contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33078/12]

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

No former staff of the Department, who retired in the past six months, have been re-employed subsequently.