Dáil Éireann - Volume 677 - 11 March, 2009

Written Answers. - Compulsory Retirement Age.

Deputy Pat Rabbitte asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of civil servants in her Department, broken down by gender, who are not subject to a compulsory retirement age of 65 years and who are free to continue at work after age 65 years in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions Act) 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10817/09]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: There are currently 711 Civil Servants in my Department who are not subject to a compulsory retirement age of 65 years as they were recruited on or after 01 April 2004. The following table sets out the breakdown by gender.

Gender

Totals

Female

474

Male

237

Total

711

147 of the above staff are aged 45 years or older and 564 are under 45 years of age.