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John Drennan: IMF slams 'outrageous' public pay rates

Published 27/03/2011 | 05:00

The EU and the IMF are carrying out an intensive investigation into Irish public sector pay.

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As part of this process, high-level European and IMF bureaucrats have compiled a list of top-level public sector pay and are believed to be deeply unimpressed by the huge disparities between the packages secured by European public sector mandarins and their Irish counterparts.

A series of recent surveys by government bodies such as Forfas has revealed that Ireland's doctors, nurses, police and teachers are among the highest-paid public servants in the world.

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