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    Default Shortall forgoes 33 grand severance pay

    Shortall gives up

    Róisín Shortall has refused a €33,100 payoff after resigning in September.
    Shortall was entitled to about €33,100 in severance pay, to be paid incrementally until April 2014 – but the former Labour TD has said she is not accepting any payments.
    “I actually instructed officials not to pay me this money,” Shortall told TheJournal.ie.

    Now I'm reminded of all those on p.ie who said that Róisín Shortall resigned for her own career, to save her seat, to fatten her wallet in the long run etc etc (despite the fact that she most likely would have kept her seat, is not now entitled to a ministerial pension, has none of the perks associated with being a minister and member of a governing party, has no prospect of promotion to cabinet and now has given up severance pay).


    This, as far as I'm concerned is yet another example of how this woman is on of the most principled politicians in this country. A true, dignified public servant. Shame on Gilmore for not standing by her. She is far more representative of labour and its grassroots than he will ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_93 View Post
    Shortall gives up

    Róisín Shortall has refused a €33,100 payoff after resigning in September.



    Now I'm reminded of all those on p.ie who said that Róisín Shortall resigned for her own career, to save her seat, to fatten her wallet in the long run etc etc (despite the fact that she most likely would have kept her seat, is not now entitled to a ministerial pension, has none of the perks associated with being a minister and member of a governing party, has no prospect of promotion to cabinet and now has given up severance pay).


    This, as far as I'm concerned is yet another example of how this woman is on of the most principled politicians in this country. A true, dignified public servant. Shame on Gilmore for not standing by her. She is far more representative of labour and its grassroots than he will ever be.
    Much as I hate socialism I'd gladly vote for Róisín Shortall.

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    Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
    I care about all sorts of crap.

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    Shorthall has acted impeccably in all of this.
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDF View Post
    Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
    In the dail they get a payoff every time they go to the loo !
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDF View Post
    Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
    Yup. And quite correctly. Otherwise there would be a financial imperative acting to prevent principled resignations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    In the dail they get a payoff every time they go to the loo !
    It does seem that way. I noticed the word "entitled" quoted in the article attached to the OP. One of the most over-used words of 2012 - and usually spoken by political and civil service types.

    Anyway, Shortall did the right thing. More of this would be welcome in lieu of real reform of all "entitlements".
    I care about all sorts of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    Shorthall has acted impeccably in all of this.
    She may have her flaws, but she is honest, principled and dignified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    Shorthall has acted impeccably in all of this.
    She has indeed. It's heratening.

    On the other hand it's bad that it seems difficult for someone of principle to remain both principled and in office.

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    She doesn't take after Eamon. The 500,000 euro per annum in personal advisors man
    and two of them breaching the pay cap by 70% and 90%.

    Fair dues Shorthall.

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