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# Political Pensions

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# Pensions
Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.
Column: How much does each TD actually cost the State?
The annual pay of ministers and TDs doesn’t come close to recognising the true financial cost of hiring them, writes Sarah O’Neill.
# Political Pensions
New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions
Current TDs contribute 6 per cent of their own salary towards their pension – but that’ll rise to 13 per cent for any new ones.
# Political Pensions
30 former government ministers receive pensions of over €100k
Bertie tops the list, followed by fellow former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Albert Reynolds…