Sunday 22 January 2017

Dail gold rush

Published 14/11/2011 | 05:00

•It's obviously too much to expect the likes of Mr Cowen, Mr Ahern, Ms Harney, Ms Hanafin, Mr Bruton, Mr Spring and many others to lead by example and forgo all taxpayer-funded pensions until they cease employment in the private sector.

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So the solution to the outrage of pensions paid to public servants is very easy, were there the political will to address the issue.

For every €1 earned in employment, be it by salary or bonus or any other method of payment, the taxpayer-funded pension should be reduced by €1. Also, the pension should be capped at €60,000, no matter what job you had or what it paid.

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