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Thread: Kerry County Council awards itself 878,000 in expenses

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    Default Kerry County Council awards itself 878,000 in expenses

    At the annual meeting to approve the council budget, member expenses for 2013 were also agreed. These include:

    *452,000 in basic pay
    *45,000 for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
    *178,000 for travelling to council meetings
    *108,000 for attending conferences
    *63,000 in "miscellaneous expenses" (?)
    *25,000 in retirement gratuities and
    *7,000 for travelling abroad (mostly Patrick's Day trips)

    Only Toireasa Ferris voted against the scale of the expenses, and with the final vote being 19-1, it begs the question of why one-quarter of elected representatives couldn't bother to attend the meeting?
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    Disgusting stuff. But then this IS Kerry we're talking about.

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    gombeens gonna be gombeens
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    And that is why I haven't paid the HH charge. Gombeen politicking.
    History repeats itself. First as tragedy, second as farce.

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    How much was Toireasa paid last year including expenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by potholedogger View Post
    How much was Toireasa paid last year including expenses?
    17 posts a day since oct trolling much?
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    FF/FG/LAB/PSF and the rest all ripping us off again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloatingVoterTralee View Post
    At the annual meeting to approve the council budget, member expenses for 2013 were also agreed. These include:

    *€452,000 in basic pay
    *€45,000 for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
    *€178,000 for travelling to council meetings
    *€108,000 for attending conferences
    *€63,000 in "miscellaneous expenses" (?)
    *€25,000 in retirement gratuities and
    *€7,000 for travelling abroad (mostly Patrick's Day trips)

    Only Toireasa Ferris voted against the scale of the expenses, and with the final vote being 19-1, it begs the question of why one-quarter of elected representatives couldn't bother to attend the meeting?
    John O'Donoghue's apostles are in good voice, keeping up his tratition, of greed and entitlement........

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    Presumably, she gets her share of the €452k - the aim of which originally was probably to encouraged unemployed and lower-paid individuals to run for local office. I'm far from a supporter of SF, but Ferris has been more consistent on such issues than the rest of her party.
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    snouts in the trough...


    And this is not just a Kerry problem.

    Surprised that Kerry Co. Council did not donate to pay for somebody Masters studies.....
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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