Saturday 21 January 2017

Retired TDs jump on the gravy train

Published 02/12/2010 | 05:00

I read that Justice Minister Dermot Ahern is to receive some €308,000 in his first year of leaving Dail Eireann (Irish Independent, December 1).

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Obviously, that amount is obscene -- whether times are good or bad. My question is, why do TDs and ministers receive a pension at all?

Most had a career before they entered politics, some had a leave of absence from their job.

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