1. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the weekly salary of young privates in the Defence Forces recently passed out; his plans to restore pre-crash pay levels to Defence Forces personnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11197/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Defence Forces Remuneration)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 and 2 together.
Defence Forces pay is increasing in accordance with public sector pay agreements. The focus of these increases is weighted in favour of those on lower pay. Members of the Permanent Defence Force have received the pay increases due under the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
In addition, following negotiations with PDFORRA on behalf of their members, improved payscales for general servic...

2. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on reports that young privates in the Defence Forces who recently passed out are earning less than the minimum wage; his plans to address this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11198/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Defence Forces Remuneration)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 and 2 together.
Defence Forces pay is increasing in accordance with public sector pay agreements. The focus of these increases is weighted in favour of those on lower pay. Members of the Permanent Defence Force have received the pay increases due under the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
In addition, following negotiations with PDFORRA on behalf of their members, improved payscales for general servic...

50. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when there will be full pay restoration for all members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26043/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Defence Forces Remuneration)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 44, 50 and 59 together. 
Rates of remuneration and conditions of employment in each part of the Irish public sector have traditionally been set by reference to levels of pay available in related public sector employments. 
The Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts of 2009-2015 and the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2018 (the Lansdowne Road Agreement) define current pa...