527. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address a matter (details supplied) from a member of An Garda Síochána regarding his pension entitlements. [20682/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): For data protection reasons, I am not in a position to discuss any individual member's pension entitlements. I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that, in general, when a member retires from An Garda Síochána pension payments will be composed of part State pension and part An Garda Síochána pension.
If on retirement, a member does not have insurable employment or does not have an entitlement to a payment from the Department of Social Protection the member will qualify for a Supplementary Garda pension, payable until such time as he/she qualifies for a State Pension. The maximum supplementary Garda pension together with the standard Garda pension would be equal to half his pensionable pay on retirement.