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    Excessive wages in the state sector . Name and shame thread

    Hi

    Last night on the late late show during the dicussion of Shane Ross new book "wasters"
    It was mentioned thet the head of a human rights qunago in Ireland
    was paid 100,000 more than the head of the UN something like 250,000
    approx. I am writing this thread in disgust at the excesive wages
    that the people at the top of the state are paid.

    As part of your New Ireland, that must rise from the ashes of the
    Banking crisis. We need politcal and constitual reform.
    We also need to create a fairer Ireland.

    I believe that in the state sector a maxiumum wage should be set at somewhere between 150,000 and 250,000
    The Pres. and the Taoiseach should be on this
    and no one paid higher than them.

    If anyone can thing of a reason why someone in the state sector should be paid more than 250,000 a year I would like to hear it.
    For example why is Pat Kenny on 630,000 a year
    Could he not do the job for 200,000.

    By the state sector I include
    The state
    The semi state
    Quangos
    Charitys/NGOs/groups that get over 50% state funding.
    Banks that Receive Govt captial.

    I believe these cuts will serve two purposes
    (A) make Ireland fairer and better place
    (B) Save Money ( If Pat Kenny worked for 200,000 a year
    the 430,000 savings could employ 14 people at 30,000 each.)

    Lets Name and shame them


    Please Post
    Name or Group name
    Position
    Salary
    Link


    I will start
    Name
    Pat Kenny
    Position
    RTE broadcaster
    Salary
    630,000(2009)
    Link
    Pat Kenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Gosh you trolled my thread about the Federal Reserve collapsing the dollar and accused me of being paid by interested parties (whoever would pay someone to start that up here, please get in touch with me) which has a direct impact on all of us, but you start of a snitching thread publicly humilating people living in this country?

    Pathetic populist jerk.
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    Pádraig McManus
    Position
    Chief executive of ESB
    Salary
    €750,000
    Link
    Department to probe pay of semi-state top brass

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    I think there is merit in listing all salaries paid to top earners in the State sector.

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    Patrick Honohan
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    Governor of Central Bank
    Salary
    €369,078 (2009)
    Linkhttp://www.tribune.ie/business/article/2009/oct/25/governor-honohan-to-narrow-gap-with-bernanke-on-sa/

    "The last governor of the Central Bank faced a large amount of controversy over his salary which was much larger than that paid to others running central banks, like Mervyn King or Bernanke. According to US filings, Bernanke was paid $191,300 in 2008, which translated into €127,447."

    We don't have our own currency
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    it's not just the wages but also the immoral pension levels and pay offs.

    10 former State staff get €135,000-plus pension - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 02, 2010

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    The head of Coillte is on over 400k a year. Talk about money growing on trees!

    Coillte chief's package hits €417k despite profit plunge - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

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    Who is answering Lenihan's patriotic call?

    Possibly a bit out of date but sickening none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Lee View Post
    Who is answering Lenihan's patriotic call?

    Possibly a bit out of date but sickening none the less.
    Absolutely immoral levels of pay. This article is now two years old but very little has changed. Fianna Fail saying they have taken tough decisions is pure lies.
    Last edited by Dunlin3; 2nd October 2010 at 04:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Éireann go Brách View Post
    Excessive wages in the state sector . Name and shame thread

    Hi

    Last night on the late late show during the dicussion of Shane Ross new book "wasters"
    It was mentioned thet the head of a human rights qunago in Ireland
    was paid 100,000 more than the head of the UN something like 250,000
    approx. I am writing this thread in disgust at the excesive wages
    that the people at the top of the state are paid.

    As part of your New Ireland, that must rise from the ashes of the
    Banking crisis. We need politcal and constitual reform.
    We also need to create a fairer Ireland.

    I believe that in the state sector a maxiumum wage should be set at somewhere between 150,000 and 250,000
    The Pres. and the Taoiseach should be on this
    and no one paid higher than them.

    If anyone can thing of a reason why someone in the state sector should be paid more than 250,000 a year I would like to hear it.
    For example why is Pat Kenny on 630,000 a year
    Could he not do the job for 200,000.

    By the state sector I include
    The state
    The semi state
    Quangos
    Charitys/NGOs/groups that get over 50% state funding.
    Banks that Receive Govt captial.

    I believe these cuts will serve two purposes
    (A) make Ireland fairer and better place
    (B) Save Money ( If Pat Kenny worked for 200,000 a year
    the 430,000 savings could employ 14 people at 30,000 each.)

    Lets Name and shame them


    Please Post
    Name or Group name
    Position
    Salary
    Link


    I will start
    Name
    Pat Kenny
    Position
    RTE broadcaster
    Salary
    630,000(2009)
    Link
    Pat Kenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It was a reference to Maurice Manning who is supposed to be on 237,000k. They failed to mention, of course, that he voluntarily took a salary reduction of 10%, reducing it to about 210k per annum, and handed back his state pension, to the value of about 50 grand a year. So, all in all, he took about a 70k pay cut.

    I am not defending high State salaries, and the Government should never have set it that high in the first instance, but a bit of factual accuracy and balance is not a bad thing either.

    Did Shane Ross agree not to be paid his Seanad pension when he goes, like Manning, if he is still being paid as a Journalist?
    "......... we must sometimes listen to those who, consumed with zeal, have scant judgment or balance. To such ones the modern world is nothing but betrayal and ruin.........We feel bound to disagree with these prophets of doom who are forever forecasting calamity -- as though the world's end were imminent."

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