Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Staff

9:00 pm

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
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Question 251: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if any remuneration, stipend, expense facility, financial facility or similar payment is being made from the Exchequer to any senior public servant who has retired from his Department beyond any accrued pension entitlements; if any such payment has been sanctioned for current senior public servants who are about to retire from his Department; if he will list the name, positions and details of any relevant moneys paid or scheduled to be paid of any person in receipt of or sanctioned to receive such a payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8270/12]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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At the 31st, December 2011 one retired Assistant Principal Officer, two retired Principal Officers and eleven retired school inspectors were engaged by my Department to assist the Department in certain functions. In addition to this one retired Assistant Secretary was appointed to the board of FÁS. Where appropriate, pension abatement was applied. The tabular statement gives details of the officials concerned, their grade at retirement and the remuneration they received in 2011.

One retired school inspector has been appointed to the holding company and another appointed to the board of directors of the Middletown Centre for Autism which is a body jointly funded by my Department and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland. The holding company meets once a year while the Board of Directors is expected to meet 8 to 10 times a year. A daily rate for attendance of £160 (sterling) will apply. No payments were made in 2011.

At this juncture 39 officials at my Department have applied to retire on or before the 29th, February 2012. There are currently no plans to re-engage any of these officials.

Department of Education & Skills 2011 List of re-engaged retired civil servants
Name:Grade at Retirement:Amount Payable in 2011 €
Joan WilliamsInspector€2,901.51
Frank MurrayPrincipal Officer1923.18
Ian MurphyAssistant Chief Inspector€22,364.90
Eamonn StackChief Inspector€13,000.00
Sean MacConmaraDivisional Inspector€1,714.50
Tadhg O’RuaircAssistant Principal Officer€690.00
Con O’CaoimhInspector€927.81
Sean OCearbhaillDivisional Inspector€1,858.65
Liam O hEigeartaAssistant Chief Inspector€6,720.45
Caitlin NiBhraonainInspector€3,315.30
Michael LeonardInspector€1,314.17
Eddie BrackenPrimary Inspector€654.93
Dermot RyanPrincipal Officer€230.00
Torlach O’ConnorAssistant Chief Inspector€15,088.00
Paddy McDonaghAssistant Secretary€11,970.00
€84,673.40

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