Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Living Wage

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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272. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of providing the living wage of €12.30 to every member of staff in her Department and agencies under her aegis. [43951/19]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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As the Deputy may be aware, any adjustments to the salaries of public and civil servants are set out in the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020.

A suggested living wage of €12.30 per hour would equate to an annual salary of €23,747, based on a standard civil service net working week of 37 hours. DPER Circular 17/2019 sets out the adjustments to the pay of civil servants on 1 September 2019 as provided for under the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 and is available on

As the information requested is not readily available in respect of the agencies under my Department's remit, I have asked the Adoption Authority of Ireland, the Children Detention School Campus and Tusla to furnish this information directly to the Deputy.


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