Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (39)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

38 Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide, in a tabular form, the number of instances that each Department has submitted to him a request and/or business case for an increased pay level for a public servant, adviser or commercial State company CEO. [32379/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

In the context of the overall pay ceilings introduced by this Government in June 2011, I have approved no pay increases for serving public servants, advisors and CEOs of Commercial State Companies, other than in the publically notified case of the CEO of the ESB, that have breached such limits.

The table sets out the position where advisers are being paid above the Principal Officer scale.

List of Special Advisers — June 2012 — Sanction above PO

Department

Minister/ Minister of State

Name of Adviser

Sanctioned Pay Rate

Relevent Payscale

Agriculture Fisheries and Food

Minister Coveney

Ross MacMathuna

€110,000

Approved Rate

Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Minister Rabbitte

Simon Nugent

€97,200

Approved Rate

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Minister Bruton

Ciaran Conlon

€127,000

Approved Rate

Public Expenditure and Reform

Rónán O’Brien

€114,000

Approved Rate

Social Protection

Minister Burton

Ed Brophy

€127,796

Ass Sec

Transport, Tourism and Sport

Minister Varadkar

Brian Murphy

€105,837

PO I