Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (17)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

17. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details of any and all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [17838/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As I have advised in previous Parliamentary Questions since I appointed Anne Byrne and Ronan O’Brien as special advisors no salary increases have been requested in respect of either appointment.

However, on appointment, Ms Anne Byrne was placed on the second point of the PO Standard non-PPC scale with effect from 10 March 2011. In accordance with the normal practice Ms Byrne has been awarded an increment on each anniversary of her appointment.

Since his appointment Mr. O' Brien has had no increase.