359. Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Questions No. 482 of 14 September 2011, and 414 of 3 July 2012, if his Department has progressed this matter and the reason this person has not been contacted as stated in the reply of 13 July; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54139/12 asked on 04 Dec 2012 - Pension Provisions)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): The Human Resources Division of my Department has been in contact with this person in an effort to locate a record of his service in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs. This information is required in order to establish if he has superannuation entitlements on reaching age 65 in 2 years’ time. Unfortunately, with the limited information supplied by him, it has not been possible to compile a full service record ...

116. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources further to Parliamentary Question No 988 on 18 September 2012, if he will confirm that Radio Telefís Éireann did in fact incur a cost of €49.701m in 2011 for pension liabilities as set out in the RTÉ Group Statement of Comprehensive Income, which contributed to a total recognised expense for 2011 of €68.799m; if he will explain the detail of this cost of €49.701m (Question 40897/12 asked on 26 Sep 2012 - Pension Provisions)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): RTÉ is an independent national public service broadcaster whose remit and obligations are set out in Section 114 of the Broadcasting Act 2009. 
Section 98 provides that the company shall be independent in the pursuance of these objects, subject to the requirements of the Act and as such, I, as Minister, have no function in the management of RTÉ’s day to day affairs including in relation to pension matters. These a...