Retired Public Servants are to press the Government to draw-up a PLAN for repealing the “Emergency Legislation” that had been used to cut their pensions. The Alliance of Retired Public Servants said, “Given the upturn in the economy, it had written to the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin, TD., seeking a meeting on the issue”.
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Letter of Reply from Minister Brendan Howlin TD (Hereunder)
Mr. Christy Conville
Alliance of Retired Public Servants,
Rathgar, Dublin 6.
Dear Mr. Conville,
Thank for your letter of the 10th March 2014 regarding the formal establishment of the Alliance of Retired Public Servants and the request of your Council for a meeting.
At our meeting on May 2013, I welcomed the stated intention of your organisation to establish itself as a formalised representative body for constituent public service pension organisations for representation of public service pensioners. I congratulate you on your successful efforts in this regard and note that the Alliance of Retired Public Servants now represent some 75,000 members.
Regarding your request for a meeting, I would suggest a meeting between your representatives and officials in my Department in the first instant would be of benefit to both parties. I have instructed my senior officials to make contact directly with you to arrange such a meeting shortly.
Thank you again for your correspondence regarding the establishment of the Alliance and I look forward to a continuing engagement with the Alliance on the issues you have raised in respect of public service pensioners.
Brendan Howlin T.D.
Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform.
9th April, 2014.