Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2010

7.

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 2009.

7.— (1) Section 2 of the Act of 2009 is amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (2):

“(2A) The provisions of subsections (1) and (2) and Table 1 to this section shall, for the purpose of the application of those provisions to the remuneration of the holders of certain offices specified in this subsection, have effect on and from 1 January 2011 as if the reductions provided for in subsection (2) and that Table were as follows and a relevant provision that fixes the remuneration, or any part of the remuneration, of the holders of any of those offices shall be taken to have been so amended with effect on and from that date:

( a) in the case of the Taoiseach, a 25 per cent reduction of remuneration in lieu of a reduction of 20 per cent of remuneration;

( b) in the case of the Tánaiste, a 19.5 per cent reduction of remuneration in lieu of a reduction of 15 per cent of remuneration; and

( c) in the case of a Minister of the Government, a 19.5 per cent reduction of remuneration in lieu of a reduction of 15 per cent of remuneration.”.

(2) The reference in Table 1 to section 2 of the Act of 2009 to “Minister” shall be construed as being, and always to have been, a reference to a Minister of the Government.