Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (52)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

52. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of backdating claims for Army Rangers, chefs, accountants and recruits to the dates recommended by adjudicators in each case. [11879/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

There are a number of outstanding Adjudication findings across the Public Service which cannot be implemented at this time having regard to the provisions of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009-2015.

The Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020, provides for consideration of a process to address any outstanding adjudications, having due regard to the question of their continued validity and cost implications.

The Official side had discussions with PDFORRA on the process, under the Conciliation and Arbitration scheme. Pursuant to these discussions the High Court has granted PDFORRA leave to seek Judicial Review.

As this matter is currently the subject of High Court proceedings, it would not be appropriate for me to comment at this time.