Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998

Modification of pension provisions of Act of 1961 as applied to certain judges and court officers.

28.—In the case of a judge or court officer who is serving as such on or after the 19th day of December, 1996, section 2 (in relation to such a judge) and section 4 (in relation to such a court officer) of the Act of 1961 shall have effect as if—

(a) in subsection (2) of the applicable section—

(i) the reference to one and one-half the yearly amount of the pension were a reference to three times the yearly amount of the pension, and

(ii) the words “as reduced under subsection (5) of this section” were deleted,

(b) in subsection (3) of the applicable section the words “or, if greater, the gratuity that would have been payable to him under subsection (2) of this section if, on the date of his death, he had retired owing to permanent infirmity” were inserted after “at the time of his death”, and

(c) the following subsection were substituted for subsection (5) of the applicable section:

“(5) Any gratuity payable under this section shall fall to be reduced by reference to any contribution due in accordance with the terms of the Scheme of Pensions for Spouses and Children of the Judiciary and Court Officers.”.