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Monday August 12, 2013 18:02 by ciara
and where are the cuts to the minister pensions
Pat Rabbitte is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has walked away with a pension more than those working 30 years could save up for..
4 years service in the dail,means pat rabbitte of labour will walk away with a staggering 150 k pension per year,at a low 5% rate of tax,and he had the cheek to call us freeloaders when it came to the television license.
This man gets a whopping 150k a year -for a measly 4 years service in the dail,which begs the question how many other ministers are availing of overblown pensions like these and under what wafer thin conditions?
If we are to talk about people taking cuts,surley ministers pensions should be also laid out on the table,like nurses pay,teachers pay and garda pay and those on the state pension and welfare.
Two years service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions.
Attention need to be brought to this,the public have a right to know and not be kept in the dark about conditions for pensions in the dail.
There cannot be one rule for them and another rule for the peasants.
Also the The drawing of a Dáil /ministerial pension by politicians before normal retirement age must be reversed immediately.
Bertie aherne who has since retired gets a whopping 152,331,and a full time state guard on his watch 24/7 and a state chauffer.
Who pays for this?
In total, over €100,000 will be paid to a staggering 30 ex ministers this year, with Bertie Ahern leading the pack with an annual pension of €152,331 – despite being 14 years younger than the regular pension age. Cowen is just behind with yearly payouts of €151,061.'
Bertie Ahern (152,331)
Brian Cowen (€151,061)
Albert Reynolds (€149,740)
John Bruton (€141,849)
Liam Cosgrave (€133,025)
. Mary Harney (€129,805)
Michael O’Kennedy (€122,803)
Michael Woods (€122,695)
Dermot Ahern (€119,965)
Charlie McCreevy, Joe Walsh, John O’Donoghue, Martin Cullen, Michael Smith, Noel Dempsey, Sean Treacy (All on €119,177)
When are people going to demand these ministers take a cut to their pensions,everything has been attacked even the state pension,what about thier pensions?