Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (187)

Clare Daly

Question:

187. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will amend the Garda superannuation scheme for 81 former members who have been deprived of their preserved retirement benefits due to the fact that they were dismissed or left the service prior to 1 October 1976, either by introducing legislation to acquire a retrospective pension or equalising the cut-off date with that of preservation of pension benefits for civil servants, which is 1 June 1973, or by any other means. [15631/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The preservation of Garda superannuation benefits was agreed with the Garda Representative Bodies at the Garda Conciliation and Arbitration Council in December 1978. Agreed Report 218 records this agreement and sets an effective date of 1 October, 1976. The Agreed Report did not make provision in respect of members who resigned prior to 1 October, 1976.

There are no proposals to amend the pension regulations in this matter.