the bad news is that they cost the exchequer €65.6 million annually. but the good news sure is that Brendan Howlin can do something about the worst of excesses here easily I'd say.
Howlin counts the following cohorts according to the article in the IT by Gordon Deegan Brendan
103 of them rip 100k+ a year
20 make €90,001 and €100,000
37 make €80,001 to €90,000
48 make €70,001 to €80,000
260 make €60,001 to €70,000
638 make €50,000 to €60,000
sure a drop in the ocean if you look at the staggering €2.23bn (2010) public service pension bill overall.
but still adjusting the 50,000+ public pension bill a little would be fair game.
However, the data only relates to retired civil servants, the VEC/Institute of Technology sector and seven smaller bodies and agencies. - Irish Independent