Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Brendan Griffin (Kerry South, Fine Gael)
Question 277: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the process involved in the hiring of Office of Public Works staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8244/12]
Brian Hayes (Dublin South West, Fine Gael)
It is understood that the Deputy is referring to the employment of drainage maintenance operatives for seasonal works on the River Maine in County Kerry. The scheduling of seasonal employment is still under consideration. Otherwise, the position remains unchanged since my reply to the Deputy’s previous question, No. 263 of 31 January 2012.
Catherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
Question 278: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform 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. [8276/12]
Seán Fleming (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
Question 280: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline on a yearly basis form 2008 to 2015 in respect of staff leaving the public service in his Department; the cost of lump sums; the cost of severance payments; the cost of pensions of those leaving the service through retirement or other means; the loss of the pension levy from employees who have left; the loss of superannuation payments from retired or departed employees, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8441/12]
Brendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 280 together.
In the time allowed it is not possible to provide a detailed response to the Deputy. The information will be provided directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.