Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (199)

Joan Collins

Question:

199. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of public sector workers who have retired in the past three years within his Department or any office or body under his aegis who have been reinstated; if he will provide details on the pay rates they are receiving; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10989/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As I have previously advised the House, Údarás na Gaeltachta employed two former members of staff on a temporary basis during 2012. A retired solicitor is currently engaged on a contract which is due to end on 30 April 2013 at a salary of €55,214 over fourteen months. The former CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta was also engaged as interim CEO of that body at a salary of €20,916 for a four month period which ended on 30th April 2012. I am advised that the abatement principle was applied in both cases. Other than the two cases referred to above, neither my Department nor any other body under its aegis has re-instated retired members of staff in the last three years.

Question No. 200 answered with Question No. 198.