Ten staff at IDA earn more than €100,000, says chief
IDA chief executive Barry O'Leary said 10 staff at the agency earn more than €100,000 per annum.
"I would ask you to identify other businesses that bring so much business to the country," said Mr O'Leary who is one of those earning over €100,000.
"After all, this is all additional benefit for Ireland, you invest in job creation and you get a massive payback."
According to the IDA's 2012 annual report, Mr O'Leary last year earned €189,115. However, his salary has been reduced by 10pc as a result of the Haddington Rd agreement to just over €170,000.
Information provided by the IDA to former Labour Party TD Roisin Shortall shows that one IDA employee earns between €150,000 and €175,000 with four earning between €150,000 and €125,000, with another five earning between €100,000 and €125,000.
The figures show that an additional 14 staff earn between €90,000 and €100,000; 24 earn between €80,000 and €90,000; 36 between €70,000 and €80,000; 37 between €60,000 and €70,000; 38 between €50,000 and €60,000; 46 between €40,000 and €50,000 and 50 earning under €40,000.
Staff costs at the IDA last year came to €21m, made up of €19.6m in salary costs; €1m in social welfare costs and pension costs of €371,000.
Client companies of the IDA created 12,722 new jobs during 2012.