TDs and Senators hand us bill of €14m for their golden handshake
The people most responsible for our economic crash are still living off the fat, writes Daniel McConnell
TDs and senators who lost their seats or who retired at the last election are to share a pot of €14m in golden handshake retirement and pension pay-offs, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
The true extent of the extravagant system of "easing out" money and gold-plated pensions for our elected politicians is detailed here, with no fewer than 40 TDs receiving settlements of over €200,000.
Such figures have led to calls from outside the political system for some of the money to be given back given the country's economic crisis.