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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

Published 03/07/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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.

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