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#Politicians' Pay

# politicians-pay - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

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

# politicians-pay - Monday 25 April, 2016

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

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

# politicians-pay - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

# politicians-pay - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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

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.

# politicians-pay - Friday 25 October, 2013

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

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

# politicians-pay - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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

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

# politicians-pay - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

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

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.

# politicians-pay - Thursday 16 May, 2013

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

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

# politicians-pay - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

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

# politicians-pay - Thursday 29 March, 2012

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

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

# politicians-pay - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

# politicians-pay - Sunday 5 December, 2010

Ministers fighting prospect of a salary cut

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.