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Ministerial Pensions

  • 25-08-2022 10:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 481 ✭✭batman75

    Mary O'Rourke, 85, according to wikipedia gets 95k per annum from the state. That's equivalent to what 7 OAPs her age get COMBINED. This isn't a pop at Mary per se just outrage at the level of pensions these people get. Even politicians retire it's still a gravy train. Taoisigh pull in I believe circa 150k. How in gods name do we tolerate this. It was the Robert Troy shenanigans that piqued my interest in what kind of money politicians can earn whether active or not. I chose Mary as she represented Westmeath for decades.

    I would cap pensions at 52k pa. Let them source any top up from their huge salaries while active members of DE.