Public service pensions

 

Sir, – Mike Brophy (May 25th) is unaware that public service pensions are indeed funded by civil servants. Their pay scales are automatically reduced by a fixed percentage to reflect deemed contributions to the exchequer, in order to fund same in the future. This practice has existed for many years and can be verified by the Department of Finance. – Yours, etc,

SHANE DONNELLY,

Sligo.