Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (316)

Jonathan O'Brien


316. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the grave concerns of members of the CIÉ 1951 scheme regarding the governance of its pension scheme; his plans to raise concerns with CIE management or to engage directly with the group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50682/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland.

While I have received correspondence in relation to the Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ)1951 scheme, any issues in relation to the pension scheme are primarily a matter for the trustees of the scheme, the CIÉ Group and their employees.

In light of the above, I have referred the question to CIÉ for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A