Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (224)

Tom Fleming

Question:

227 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [33074/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

I can confirm that no retired public servants have been re-hired by my Department since its establishment in June 2011.