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# Pay Cap

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Three of the Taoiseach's staff are paid more than the €96k salary cap
His 17 backroom employees are earning almost €1.4 million in total.
Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap
A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.
The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government's €92k pay cap
The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.
Swiss vote against '1:12' cap on executive pay
The referendum would have introduced a ratio between the lowest paid employee in the firm and the highest paid.
'My contract has been accepted by government': Richie Boucher on his €843k salary
The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.
Irish life CEO remuneration breaches government's pay cap - Doherty
Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says Kevin Murphy’s total remuneration package of €586,000 breached the government’s own pay cap.
'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut
A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.
NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut
However, one senior employee at the State agency refused to accept the reduction.
Leo Varadkar says €135k salary request didn't break the rules
The Minister for Transport said that exceptions can be made to the €92,000 pay cap on ministerial advisers.
Varadkar under fire after requesting €135k salary for adviser
Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly called the figure “an absolute disgrace”.
Special adviser's €130,000 salary 'shows utter hypocrisy of cost-cutting'
The reported decision to pay Simon Coveney’s special adviser €38,000 a year above the Government pay cap has been slated by Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming.
One in five ministerial advisers breaking new salary cap
Six of the government staff are paid more than €92,000 a year – the rate at which wages were officially capped in July.
One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap
Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.
Chiefs of Bord Gáis, ESB and An Post still won’t say they will take pay cut
Pat Rabbitte asked the heads of the three semi-States under his remit to accept voluntary pay cap of €250,000 a month ago – they still haven’t given him an answer.
Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers' pay?
Matthew Elderfield says the pay cap is making it tough to get the best talent. Should we consider lifting it?
Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives
But the State’s next round of public CEOs will still earn as much as the next President, and more than the Taoiseach.