Chambers, Lisa

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Defence Forces Pensions

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to review the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Has the Minister any plans to review the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012? I ask because the current position of the Minister of State at the Department of Def...More Button

I am asking for a review because there is an anomaly in respect of the Defence Forces. From 1995, commissioned officers of the Defence Forces have paid a PRSI class-A contribution, and their pensi...More Button

The Department of Defence acknowledged in 2009 that the compulsory retirement age set the individuals concerned apart from those in other areas of the public service. There is an anomaly whereby...More Button

I appreciate that this is complex, but there is an anomaly. It is different from other areas of the public service in that officers are mandatorily retired. At the age of 56, it is more difficult...More Button

I appreciate that the Minister of State of the Department of Defence, Deputy Paul Kehoe, will raise the matter with the Minister. The anomaly needs to be addressed. In light of the considerable...More Button