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    Default Former Minister get 9.65 million in pensions each year

    The figures which were supplied in response to a parliamentary question to Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald, show that all but five of the 111 former ministers are entitled to pensions greater than the average annual salary of €40,775.

    Many past office holders such as former taoiseach John Bruton, former tánaiste Michael McDowell, and Alan Dukes, the former finance minister, continue to draw down their State pensions, despite earning six- figure sums from current jobs.

    Mr Bruton, chairman of the financial services body, IFSC Ireland, will receive a combined ministerial and TD pension of €154,044 this year.

    Mr McDowell, the former Progressive Democrats leader and one of the country’s top barristers, will draw a pension of €112,382 in 2012 on top of his earnings from the Four Courts.

    Mr Dukes, a former Fine Gael leader, is continuing to accept a State pension worth €100,645 this year, in addition to the €150,000 he receives as chairman of the former Anglo Irish Bank. Former minister Ray Burke, who was found by the planning tribunal to have received corrupt payments, has an annual pension of €110,943 from the State, while former EU commissioner Padraig Flynn, who was also deemed to be involved in planning corruption by the tribunal, gets an annual pension of €92,581.

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/9...rs-213448.html


    can you believe this
    especially Ray Burke
    getting this money
    considering everything
    we are a very ignorant people
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    Dumb as bricks so we are.
    Ah well... another cut to carers allowances will probably be needed to pay for these next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkkkkkkkkk View Post
    can you believe Ray Burke
    getting this money
    considering everything
    we are a very ignorant people
    As far as I can recall, Rambo's pension goes straight to his legal team.

    (And I hasten to add this in no way makes it any more acceptable).

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    I don't know what to say, my disabled Brother and Sister are hanging by a thread and this goes on, we all know it's going on, but what do we do? Wait for the next election and vote in the same-old-same-old? What do we do?

    Here's my thoughts on the matter.

    No a la vista, no en mente!

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    Average salary is €40,775.....................FFS.

    We must be the most uncompetitive country in Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by borderbadger View Post
    Indeed , was that the same Mr McDowell was on marion recently talking about this recession had affected ''us all' , ogh the bastar..........
    Well we know now why they won't tackle over-inflated pensions in lifesupport banks.

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    Shur how else could one live without such a pension? Oh ya, like the rest of us, and those again who are even worse off.
    Somebody grab the script!

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    Folks - are these pension amounts being reported in the main stream media outside of the Irish Examiner?

    The defined benefit pension plan - aka The State - is broke.

    No wonder the political classes won't move against bank pensions.
    The same political classes are up to their necks in this scam.
    Politics.ie moderators should moderate instead.
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    No to double state provided pensions (regardless of how many state jobs you have - only 1 pension should apply).
    Cap state provided pensions at a maximum.
    Qualification for any state pension only at official retirement age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggle View Post
    Dumb as bricks so we are.
    Ah well... another cut to carers allowances will probably be needed to pay for these next year.
    We are not dumb, just powerless (at the moment) and of course, leaderless.

    "Beware the rise people"

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