See the wages figures at Civil Service statistics and Table: Employment and Earnings in Public Sector by Type of Public Sector Employment, Quarter and Statistic
At present exchange rates with the £ hovering around one euro,Irish civil service pay is roughly double the UK's. Maybe we should just contract out the civil service functions to the UK and NI ! But it's possible our civil servants are twice as productive as the UK's!
Quote from links above:
-Median gross annual earnings (excluding overtime or one-off
bonuses) for permanent full-time employees were £22,520
Public Sector Average Weekly Earnings (Euro)
Civil Service 889.82
Latter is €46,270 a year,while £22,520 @ exchange rate of €1.09 equals €24,547.
The median and the average are roughly comparable as long as the distribution of earnings around the median doesn't vary dramatically between the two countries.