Farm Ireland

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Top earners should stand or fall on the results they deliver

It is tempting to compare the salaries of the heads of the IFA with the average farm income but to do so would be to completely miss the point.

It would be like comparing the salary and bonuses that Michael O'Leary earns from running Ryanair to those of the staff of the same airline.

Is a pilot or a baggage handler competent to run the organisation?

There might well be one or two among their ranks that have that ability but it is unlikely.

The men and women who earn huge incomes are in general, exceptional individuals, driven by ambition, who will work tirelessly to achieve their goals.


Few of us would be prepared to make the sacrifices these people make or give the time and effort they put in to their jobs.

They are a different breed and in general, strive endlessly for success.

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Throughout the world, top business people in the private sector earn multiples of millions and shareholders are told what they receive.

If they fail to deliver they get sacked. If they succeed, they continue to be paid.

They are winners and the rest of us benefit from things like cheap flights.

What's wrong with that?

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