Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (150, 151)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

150. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Taoiseach if he will provide details of the payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of his Department with a yearly breakdown from 2008 outlining the overall amount paid in each year period and the number of staff that received such payments and or allowances. [10172/13]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

151. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Taoiseach if he will provide details of payments made to the CEO or equivalent of all agencies under the aegis of his Department including details of any bonuses, pension entitlements or any other remuneration paid to him or her in 2012. [10189/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 150 and 151 together.

The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) is the only State Agency under the auspices of my Department.

In 2012, the salary of the Chief Officer of the NESDO was €170,546. This included an allowance of €24,355, being 16.66% of salary in lieu of superannuation.

Including the Chief Officer, five staff members of the NESDO, are in receipt of an allowance of 16.66% of salary in lieu of superannuation. Table 1 (below) details the total superannuation allowances paid to the five staff members from 2008 until 2012.

No bonuses, performance related payments or other allowances were made to NESDO staff.

Table 1 - Superannuation Allowances Paid to NESDO Staff 2008 - 2012

Year

Total Superannuation Allowances Paid (€)

2008

49,713

2009

54,567

2010

56,473

2011

50,702

2012

50,702