Written answers

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Oireachtas Members' Salaries

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when he intends to introduce the necessary legislation to abolish the severance payment to Ministers and other office holders paid to such persons when they cease to hold office; if he will confirm the number of current recipients of the allowance and provide in tabular form the names of these recipients and the amount each has received since March 2011. [56486/12]

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
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My Department has commenced preparations on the changes to primary legislation necessary to effect changes to the Party leaders allowance and to abolish severance payments to Ministers and other Officeholders. This will be published following work by the Parliamentary Draftsman's Office and the Office of the Attorney General and appraisal by Government.

The current recipients of severance payments are attached as requested. A number of recipients are gifting all their severance payments and these are marked with an asterix.

Former Ministers/Office holders Severance pay 2011

Forename And Surname
Noel Ahern 5,227.10
Dermot Ahern 4,746.56
Barry Andrews 6,943.25
Áine Brady 4,746.56
Dara Calleary 33,775.71
Pat Carey 24,205.93
Donie Cassidy 24,205.93
Sean Connick 39,686.61
Mary Coughlan 24,205.93
Ciarn Cuffe 54,451.62
John Curran 25,417.82
Noel Dempsey 1,040.03
Jimmy Devins 27,473.22
Michael Finneran 1,039.91
Paul Gallagher 24,205.93
John Gormley 99,442.55
Mary Hanafin 51,492.69
Sean Haughey 40,939.40
Maire Hoctor 24,205.93
Billy Kelleher TD 1,040.03
Tony Killeen 24,205.93
Michael Kitt 37,473.67
Conor Lenihan 4,181.68
Brian Lenihan TD 24,205.93
Martin Mansergh 16,921.61
Micheál Martin TD 24,205.93 *
John McGuinness 61,318.11
John Moloney 24,205.93
Pat Moylan 18,450.63
Éamon Ó Cuív 46,094.74 *
Willie O'Dea TD 8,063.72
John O'Donoghue 14,374.32
Batt O'Keeffe 51,856.59
Willie Penrose 4,146.35
Peter Power 24,205.93
Seán Power 6,272.52
Dick Roche 46,034.09
Eamon Ryan 51,492.69
Trevor Sargent 19,454.03
Brendan Smith 46,094.74 *
Mary Wallace 8,363.36
Mary White 25,417.82

Former Ministers/Office holders Severance pay 2012

Forename And Surname
Barry Andrews
Áine Brady
Dara Calleary
Pat Carey
Sean Connick
Mary Coughlan
John Curran
Michael Finneran
Paul Gallagher
John Gormley
Sean Haughey
Billy Kelleher TD
Tony Killeen
Conor Lenihan
Martin Mansergh
Michéal Martin TD
John Moloney
Pat Moylan
Batt O'Keeffe
Willie Penrose
Peter Power
Dick Roche
Eamon Ryan
Trevor Sargent
Róisín Shortall TD
Brendan Smith
Éamon Ó Cuív


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