Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Bus Éireann Staff
197. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount each of the board of directors of Bus Éireann were paid per year in director fees and in expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47273/13]
Director fee levels approved by Government for each Agency are available on my Department's website. The Bus Éireann Chairperson and Directors are entitled to a fee payment of €21,600 and €12,600 respectively per annum. However, with effect from 1st June 2013 Bus Éireann's Chairperson and Directors fees were reduced by 20% in line with the recommendations of the Labour Relations Commission on Bus Eireann cost saving measures.
Directors of Bus Éireann are entitled to claim expenses on a vouched basis only. I have asked Bus Éireann to provide the Deputy with details of the expenses paid to each Director per annum. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days