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#Politicians' Pay

# politicians-pay - This year 2022

Ceann Comhairle salary is higher than every other politician except the President
# Well Paid Job
# Well Paid Job

Ceann Comhairle salary is higher than every other politician except the President

Jun 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 37,505 Views 60 Comments

The Dáil speaker job comes with a €227,000 salary, more than €10,000 higher than that of the Taoiseach.

# politicians-pay - All time

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?

Dec 28th 2016, 10:30 PM 54,060 Views 74 Comments

How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

Apr 25th 2016, 9:55 PM 36,035 Views 58 Comments

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?
# Resignation
# Resignation

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?

May 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 21,593 Views 110 Comments

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups

Dec 18th 2013, 8:45 PM 14,867 Views 55 Comments

Dermot Looney’s decision to surrender part of his salary has worked out well for dozens of community groups in the south of the capital.

Want to see what staff members in the Taoiseach's department get paid?
# Special Advisers
# Special Advisers

Want to see what staff members in the Taoiseach's department get paid?

Oct 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 29,308 Views 87 Comments

The 17 staff members appointed by the Taoiseach have an annual salary between them of almost €1.4 million.

"No bloody hope will I work for nothing" - David Norris
# No Way Pal
# No Way Pal

"No bloody hope will I work for nothing" - David Norris

Oct 8th 2013, 3:47 PM 20,814 Views 129 Comments

On the first day back after the referendum result, David Norris has already hit out at the idea that senators should not be paid.

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

Sep 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 16,742 Views 188 Comments

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

Ministers will not be singled out for extra pay cuts, insists Howlin
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Ministers will not be singled out for extra pay cuts, insists Howlin

May 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,342 Views 121 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the €150,000 salary ministers will earn after Croke Park 2 compares well to the private sector.

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit
# Expenses
# Expenses

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:54 PM 7,719 Views 34 Comments

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

Mar 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 315 Views 65 Comments

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:17 PM 4,436 Views 57 Comments

The ‘Real Pay’ politician says they should, saving millions each year, but does this understate the workload of a TD or minister?

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'
# Real Pay
# Real Pay

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'

Mar 27th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,478 Views 51 Comments

The move would save €10.7million annually, campaigners say.

Ministers fighting prospect of a salary cut

Ministers fighting prospect of a salary cut

Dec 5th 2010, 11:00 AM 463 Views 0 Comments

Sources tell the Sunday papers that the government is considering capping public sector pay at around €250,000, as cabinet ministers resist cuts of up to €30,000.