EU Member States prepare annual stability or convergence programmes under the terms of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). Member States, such as Ireland, which have adopted the euro prepare stability programmes, while those not having adopted it prepare convergence programmes.
This Chapter contains a brief overview of the financing and administrative arrangements applying to public service pension schemes.
Commission on Public Service Pensions Interim Report - Index Page
The Commission on Public Service Pensions was established in February 1996 to examine and report on the occupational pension arrangements of public servants. It was asked to present its report to Government in 1998.
This chapter outlines the superannuation terms applying to each of the public service groups coming within the Commission's terms of reference - i.e. civil service, Permanent Defence Forces, Garda Síochána, education sector, health service, local authorities, and non-commercial state sponsored bodies.
Traditionally, the cost of public service pensions has been presented as part of the public service pay and pensions bill.
In its examination of public service pension arrangements the Commission's terms of reference require it to have regard to changes in the working environment and conditions of employment of public servants, as well as to changes in the operational requirements of each public service.
The Commission has carried out a preliminary review of current public service pension arrangements and developments in other countries, both in Europe and elsewhere. The findings in relation to other European countries are summarised in this chapter.
In January 1997 the Commission contracted the ESRI to carry out a study on public service and private sector pension arrangements.
Under its terms of reference the Commission is required to examine and report on the occupational pension arrangements of public servants, and to present its report to Government in 1998.
Commission on Public Service Pensions Interim Report - Appendix 1
Limited early retirement scheme agreed as part of the restructuring agreement reached between the Department of Education and the Teachers' Unions Strand.
Commission on Public Service Pensions Interim Report - Appendix 5.1
This is the fourth report to be made under the provisions of the Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Act, 1999. The report sets out Ireland’s involvement with the Bretton Woods Institutions during 2002.
The section below sets out in broad terms the roles of the institutions themselves. Ireland’s participation is dealt with in Section III.
With regard to surveillance, an IMF staff team visited Ireland in May 2002 and the Executive Board discussed the Article IV Report in July.
Address by Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern TD, to the Plenary Session of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3 September 2002.
Health Service Reform Programme
This section of the Department of Finance web-site contains an informal consolidation of the financial services legislation under which the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority ('Financial Regulator') operates .
'The Importance of Public Sector Pay Policy'
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