Thursday, 7 July 2011
Dáil Éireann Debate
46. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the increasing demands for funding from his Department’s budget, if he intends to review or introduce a cap on the salaries, expenses and benefits in kind of heads of universities and third level institutions and some senior third level lecturers therein, of whom more than 1,000 earn an annual gross salary in excess of €100,000. [19164/11]
59. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the increasing demands for funding in the education budget, if he intends to initiate any review or introduce a cap to the salaries, expenses and benefits of heads of universities, third level institutions and educational related boards. [19163/11]
The Government is taking measures to reduce Public Sector salary costs. The Government announced recently that salary costs at the highest levels across the Public Sector will be reduced through the application of salary ceilings. We have shown our commitment to this by introducing a cap of €200,000 for persons serving in higher positions across all sectors of the Public Service. In the Education Sector future appointments will be subject to the €200,000 pay ceiling now applying across the Public Service.
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