I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 to 111, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy may be aware, the design and funding of pension schemes are governed and protected by the rules and regulatory framework set out in the Pensions Acts. All such schemes in the State must conform accordingly, and employers and Pension Scheme Trustees must engage as required with the Pensions Board.
In relation to the Irish Aviation Authority, Section 41 (7) of the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993 provides that a dispute on superannuation benefit may be submitted to the Minister for Transport for determination by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
I can confirm that two such submissions have been made on behalf of some staff of the Irish Aviation Authority. As these appeals address the issues you have raised, and as the appeal process is ongoing, it would be inappropriate for me to provide any further comment at this stage.