Thursday, 20 December 2018
Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages
I will be supporting this amendment. However, as identified earlier, education is one of those areas in which we have extremely qualified persons who it is a pity to lose. We did not have an opportunity to discuss this matter, as we would were this a Committee Stage debate.
To clarify, Members are not asking the Minister of State to withdraw the Bill in respect of the last grouping. We were asking for clarity around after the Bill passes and the three-month period. It will be complex but there is a will to work with the Minister of State to identify and tease out each issue, be it pension returns or social welfare issues or for that cohort of 450 or 500 persons who might be affected.