John Drennan: Ex-FF ministers rake in massive pension benefits
Burke among retired government members who earn more now than when they worked
Published 13/11/2011 | 05:00
The disgraced former Fianna Fail minister Ray Burke is earning more money in pension payments than he earned as a salaried minister in Bertie Ahern's first administration.
Burke, who was jailed for tax evasion, is one of 109 former Taoisigh and ministers costing the State €8.8m a year in gold-plated pensions.
With a yearly pension of €103,838, the bribe-taking Burke will cost the State more than €2m in pension payments according to some actuaries' estimates.