IFA in focus: Several staffers on basic salaries of €160,000 or more
Published 15/12/2015 | 02:30
At least one former IFA president received an exit package as his term of office came to a close.
In addition, Farming Independent has learned that several members of the IFA's full-time executive are still receiving basic salaries of over €160,000 a year.
The latest revelations in the IFA's month-long pay controversy come on the same day that Con Lucey's review of the association's finances and salaries' structure is due to be presented to the national executive in the Farm Centre.
After revelations about huge salaries and other payments to senior officials at the association, the former chief economist to the IFA has returned to complete a review that he originally started nearly 18 months ago.
Mr Lucey had stepped down from the IFA's audit committee citing alleged 'interference' by former general secretary Pat Smith and a lack of accountability in senior level pay for the two top posts in the organisation.
The scandal resulted in the resignation of both Mr Smith and the president, Eddie Downey.
The executive committee will also be under pressure today after nearly half of the IFA's county executives voted in favour of their resignation.
The remaining counties opted to hear the outcome of the Lucey review before making up their minds.