112. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will offer Garda Síochána pensioners the option of weekly, fortnightly or monthly salary payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44479/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Payments to retired members of An Garda Síochána are made from the Garda Síochána Vote (Vote 20). As the Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for An Garda Síochána, I have asked for her views on this issue and I will write directly to the Deputy on receipt of same.