Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Public Sector Allowances

Johnny Mythen (Wexford, Sinn Fein)
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354. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider extending the rent allowance for full-time firefighters particularly for new recruits in view of increased rents which nullify their existing allowance. [44517/20]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The rent allowance of €4,500 was incorporated into the basic pay scale from 1st July 2017.

There are no plans at present to extend the rent allowance payments.

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