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Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009

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Number 41 of 2009


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST (NO. 2) ACT 2009


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. Interpretation.

2. Reduction in public servants’ remuneration.

3. Certain pension rights not affected.

4. Further amendment, etc., of relevant provisions.

5. No power to pay remuneration above rate determined in accordance with section 2, etc.

6. Exemption, etc., from operation of section 2 or 6 in certain circumstances.

7. Review of Act.

8. Regulations.

9. Removal of doubts.

10. Short title and commencement.

SCHEDULE

Bodies to which the definition of “public service body” does not apply


Acts Referred to

Companies Acts

Defence Act 1954

1954, No. 18

Defence (Amendment) Act 2007

2007, No. 24

European Parliament (Irish Constituency Members) Act 2009

2009, No. 17

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009

2009, No. 5

Harbours Act 1946

1946, No. 9

Harbours Act 1996

1996, No. 11

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 33

Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Act 1938

1938, No. 38

Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices and Oireachtas Members (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001

2001, No. 33

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act 1973

1973, No. 22

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices (Amendment) Act 1977

1977, No. 29

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices (Amendment) Act 1983

1983, No. 32

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

Vocational Education Act 1930

1930, No. 29

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Number 41 of 2009


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST (NO. 2) ACT 2009


AN ACT, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE REMUNERATION OF CERTAIN PERSONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS AND CERTAIN OFFICE HOLDERS), AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[20th December, 2009]

WHEREAS a serious disturbance in the economy and a decline in the economic circumstances of the State have occurred and are continuing, which threaten the well-being of the community;

AND WHEREAS as a consequence a serious deterioration in the revenues of the State has occurred and there are significant and increasing State commitments;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to take urgent measures to reduce the significant shortfall between expenditure and revenue and to reduce the unsustainable levels of public borrowings consequent on the deterioration in those revenues;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to reduce State expenditure to maintain international confidence and to protect the State’s credit ratings;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to take urgent steps to help restore the State’s competitiveness;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for the State to achieve significant savings in its expenditure, both directly and indirectly, on remuneration—

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: