Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013


Number 18 of 2013


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2016


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, and all statutory instruments up to and including Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 406 of 2016), made 18 July 2016, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 18 of 2013


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2016


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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Material not updated in this revision

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Financial Emergency in the Public Interest Act 2015 (39/2015)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Public Service Pension Rights (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 547 of 2015)

Public Service Pension Rights Order 2015 (S.I. No. 145 of 2015)

Public Service Pension Rights Order 2014 (S.I. No. 199 of 2014)

All statutory instruments up to and including Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 406 of 2016), made 18 July 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 18 of 2013


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2016




Number 18 of 2013


FINANCIAL EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2016


AN ACT, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, TO PROVIDE FOR—

(A) THE REDUCTION OF THE REMUNERATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVANTS (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS, THE JUDICIARY AND CERTAIN OFFICE HOLDERS);

(B) THE REDUCTION OF THE AMOUNT OF THE PAYMENT OF PENSION OR OTHER BENEFITS (OTHER THAN LUMP SUMS) PAYABLE TO OR IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE OR WERE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE (INCLUDING MEMBERS AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS, FORMER MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIARY AND FORMER HOLDERS OF CERTAIN OFFICES) UNDER AN OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEME OR PENSION ARRANGEMENT (BY WHATEVER NAME CALLED); AND

(C) THE ALTERATION OF THE OPERATION OF SCALES OF PAY FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS (INCLUDING THE SUSPENSION OF THE AWARDING, FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD, OF INCREMENTS UNDER THOSE SCALES),

AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[5 th June, 2013]

WHEREAS budgetary and fiscal measures have been taken by the State since 2009 to address a serious disturbance in the economy and a decline in the economic circumstances of the State that have occurred;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for the State to achieve further significant savings in its expenditure, both directly and indirectly, on remuneration and in its expenditure on public service pensions as a contribution to the reduction of the shortfall between revenue and expenditure that is needed to put debt on a downward path;

AND WHEREAS the State is availing itself of a financial assistance programme established by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund with funding provided by the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, the bilateral lenders (the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Denmark) and the International Monetary Fund and it is necessary to adopt a range of measures to meet commitments included in that programme to address the economic crisis in the State;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for the State to take measures as part of remedial action to maintain the State’s path toward correcting the excessive deficit by 2015 in line with the recommendation to that effect of the Council of the European Union (Council Recommendation with a view to bringing to an end the situation of an excessive deficit in Ireland of 7 December 2010);

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: