Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (517, 518)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

517. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [10169/13]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

518. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [10186/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 517 and 518 together.

The collation of information in respect of each year from 2008 to 2011 would require a disproportionate use of available resources which could not be justified in current circumstances where there are other significant demands on resources. Accordingly the information set out below is in respect of 2012.

In relation to allowances the Deputy will be aware that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform carried out a review of public service allowances in 2012 and details of allowances reviewed, including those in the Justice Sector, were published by that Department and are available on www.per.gov.ie.

No bonus payments or other performance related payments were made to any staff of my Department or to any staff of its agencies in 2012. Details of remuneration of post holders in the role of Chief Executive Officer or relevant position in 2012 in each of the agencies of the Department of Justice and Equality is set out in the table below.

Name of Body

CEO/Equivalent

Salary scale

2012

Equality Authority

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Equality Tribunal

Director

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Human Rights Commission

President*

CEO**

€199,000

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Courts Service

CEO

Secretary General

€188,640

Garda Síochána Complaints Board

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)

Chairperson

Two Commissioners

Garda Deputy Commissioner

€157,000

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

An Garda Síochána

Commissioner

Commissioner

€185,000

Insolvency Service of Ireland

Director

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Legal Aid Board

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

National Disability Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher scale

€85,957 - €105,429

National Property Services Regulatory Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher scale

€85,957 - €105,429

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Data Protection Commissioner

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Private Security Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher

€85,957 - €105,429 plus director's allowance €11,978

Property Registration Authority

Interim CEO

Deputy Registrar

€93,197 - €113,503 plus acting up allowance €12,000

*The term of office of the President of the Human Rights Commission ended on 31st July 2012

**The position of CEO of the Human Rights Commission became vacant on 30th January 2012

All post holders, with the exception of the former President of the Human Rights Commission and the Chairperson of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), are members of the relevant civil/public service pension scheme for established or non-established staff. The former President of the Human Rights Commission had no pension entitlements in respect of his position as President. In lieu of membership of a pension scheme payments not exceeding 11% of salary are paid to the Chairperson of GSOC in respect of Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) .

In addition to these posts, there are also a number of other full-time Heads of Office in the Justice and Equality Sector (generally remunerated at salary scales applicable to grades between Principal Officer and Deputy Secretary level) who are responsible for areas such as the Irish Prison Service, the Probation Service, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, the Forensic Science Laboratory, the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, the Irish Film Classification Office, the State Pathology Service etc.