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142. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she is aware that jobs have been advertised at the Garda College in Templemore in County Tipperary, with starting salaries below the minimum wage (details supplied); if she will direct her staff to re-advertise the positions at or above the minimum wage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19370/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The positions referred to are that of cleaners in the Garda College who are to be recruited on fixed term contracts. I am advised that An Garda Síochána as an employer will ensure that it is not in breach of its obligations under the minimum wage requirements in respect of any contract of employment offered to persons appointed under the terms of this competition for the position of cleaner.