In todays Irish Independent it is reported that more than 128 former HSE workers are on pensions > €100,000 PA.
In the same article "Sinn Fein's deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, said that "pension payouts to former senior public servants of hundreds of thousands of euro is nothing short of a scandal".
"Brendan Howlin could significantly cut these gold- plated pensions tomorrow if he wanted to," she said.
My question is, can Brendan Howlin actually cut these pensions? And if he can why has he not already done so?