Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
194. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the severance packages for each retiring staff member in her Department over the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39538/08]
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Deputy Mary Coughlan): In 2006, 24 members of staff retired from my Department with a pension and lump sum. Pensions in respect of the 24 staff totalled €542,595 per annum, and lump sum payments totalled €1,674,371.
In 2007, 27 staff members retired with an annual pension and lump sum. Pensions in respect of the 27 staff totalled €783,897 per annum, with lump sum payments of €2,355,742 being paid. So far in 2008 19 staff have already retired and a further three have declared their intention to retire before the end of the year. The total pensions for the 22 staff will amount to €621,205 per annum and lump sum payments will amount to €1,921,397.
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