319. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of industrial processes established in her area through side deals concluded with trade unions in parallel with the Lansdowne Road talks in May 2015; the details of any agreements concluded to date on foot of such processes; and the costs, including anticipated costs in future years, of any agreements reached. [40222/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Management of the Department, the Irish Prison Service and An Garda Síochána are implementing the terms of Public Service Agreements entered into since 2010, as appropriate.
Following on from the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (Croke Park Agreement) and the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2016 (the Haddington Road Agreement), the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform initiated discussions between Public Service Management and unions and associations representing public servants across the public service, which culminated in the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
The basis of these discussions was the need to plan and provide for a measured unwinding of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Acts in the medium term and was led by officials of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. A Bill to give effect to the provisions of the Lansdowne Road Agreement has been published by my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.