Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (12, 39, 43)

Clare Daly

Question:

12. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contact he has had with Aer Lingus in relation to recent pension problems, including threatened industrial action and legal action. [15141/14]

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Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

39. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on calling on Aer Lingus not to proceed with suing SIPTU and a union official doing their duty, for a strike that never went ahead; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15155/14]

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Alan Farrell

Question:

43. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the expert review of the IASS pensions scheme to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15130/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 12, 39 and 43 together.  

These questions relate to the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS) and to threatened legal action by Aer Lingus against SIPTU in the context of the threatened strike action on March 14th last. I refer the Deputies to my answer to Priority Question No. 1 earlier today which addresses the issues raised.