Written answers

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Workplace Relations Commission

Mairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein)
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222. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the WRC ruling of 9 June 2020 regarding the funding of the CIÉ pension scheme that is currently being assessed by his Department and the Pensions Authority. [43282/20]

Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Issues in relation to the funding of the CIÉ pension scheme are in the first instance a matter for the trustees of the scheme as well as the employer ( the CIÉ Group).

Any specific matters arising from the WRC ruling of 9 June regarding the funding of the CIÉ pension scheme and which may require ministerial consultation will in the first instance be reviewed by the Department of Transport as it is the Government Department under whose aegis responsibility for CIÉ falls.

In the normal course of events, any proposals arising from this assessment would subsequently be submitted by the Department of Transport to this Department. At present there are no such proposals under review by this Department.

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