Wednesday 22 February 2017

Commissioner's 'four' pensions

Published 28/04/2010 | 05:00

Am I correct in thinking that because Marie Geoghegan-Quinn has agreed to give up her 'two' government pensions, while in the employ of the EU on a salary of €243,000 as a commissioner that we, as a nation, are expected to be grateful to her?

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At 65 -- or at a lesser rate when she is 60 ( next year ) -- she is entitled to an EU Court of Auditors' pension of €81,000 per year and that, I have no doubt, on top of a pension she will be receiving as an ex-EU commissioner one day.

That means she will be in receipt of 'four' pensions when she retires from politics, two directly from her time in Irish politics and two from the EU.

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