Sunday 24 September 2017

Pay spin keeps focus off culprits

Thomas Molloy's article in yesterday's Irish Independent trumpets the claim that nurses and teachers in Ireland are paid more than their counterparts in other countries -- wait for it -- when the pension levy is excluded!

Why are deductions for the pension levy not being taken into account?

As one who has to pay it let me tell you -- it's real and has reduced my pay by more than 7pc. This is before one includes the public service pay cut -- another 8pc.

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