Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment

Public Sector Pensions

Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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77. To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment if he will provide a list of all commercial semi-State bodies, including a complete list of any of their subsidiaries, in which the imposition of a pension abatement is not a feature of a contract for retired public servants; if he will provide a list of any other State, semi-Stat or publicly funded body or company or group, either in part or wholly, in which the imposition of a pension abatement is not a feature of a contract for retired public servants; and if a company (details supplied) is a private enterprise or is it a public enterprise to the point to which it would be required to impose a pension abatement if a retired public servant were to apply to them for employment. [30799/20]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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There are 8 non-commercial semi-state bodies under the aegis of my Department, listed in the table below. Pension abatement as per Section 52 of the of the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012, is a standard feature of the pension schemes applicable to each body listed.

My Department does not directly fund any commercial state bodies, however the Design Crafts Council of Ireland is a subsidiary of Enterprise Ireland (EI) and their scheme is wholly funded by EI. I can also confirm that pension abatement as per the 2012 Act is applied to pensioners from the pension scheme associated with this body.

My Department has no responsibility for a company called Spike Island Development Company.

Semi- State Bodies under the aegis of my Department
1. Enterprise Ireland
2. IDA
3. Health & Safety Authority
4. National Standards Authority of Ireland
5. Science Foundation Ireland
6. Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority
7. Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
8. Personal Injuries Assessment Board

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