Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (141)

Seán Fleming

Question:

141. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reduction in public sector numbers that will be achieved in 2013 and 2014 from targeted redundancy and early retirement in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43029/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

There are currently no proposals for targeted redundancies in my Department. As the Deputy will appreciate, the decision as to whether to opt for early retirement under the terms of the grace period as set down in the Haddington Road Agreement is a matter for eligible individual members of staff. I understand that, while a number of staff have been in contact with the personnel section of my Department in that regard, it is, as yet, too early to project a specific number for such retirements over the period in question.