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Saturday 19 April 2014

Bonus culture alive and well in Irish Water, says Martin

Micheal Martin

THE bonus culture is alive and well in Irish Water, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has claimed.

Mr Martin also asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny how many of the senior staff in Irish Water have left the public sector with severance packages.

Despite several ministers objecting to bonuses being paid to staff at Irish Water, the Government has taken no action to prevent performance related pay.

Mr Martin asked if Social Protection Minister Joan Burton raised the concerns she said she had a week ago about the payments.

The Taoiseach gave no indication the question of bonuses was discussed at today's Cabinet meeting.

Defending the setting up of Irish Water, Mr Kenny referred to the homes currently having to

use boil water notices.

The Taoiseach said those who were public sector employees would have been subject to the Haddington Road Agreement.

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