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Monday 20 November 2017

The government's €3.4m team of special advisers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny:

Mark Kennelly, Chief of Staff €168,000*

Andrew McDowell, Special Adviser €168,000*

Paul O'Brien, Special Adviser €80,051

Angela Flanagan, Special Adviser €80,051

Mark O'Doherty, Special Adviser to Chief Whip Paul Kehoe €80,051

Total cost: €576,153

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore:

Mark Garrett, Chief Adviser €168,000*

Colm O'Reardon, Economic Adviser €155,000*

Jean O'Mahony, Special Adviser €83,337

Total Cost: €406,337

Minister for Health James Reilly:

Mark Costigan, (pictured) Press Adviser €92,672

Sean Faughnan, Special Adviser €80,051

Total Cost: €172,723

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald:

Marion Mannion, Special Adviser €80,051

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Special Adviser €40,025

William Lavelle, Special Adviser €40,025

Total Cost: €160,101

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney:

Ross MacMathuna, Special Adviser €110,000*

Aine Kilroy, Special Adviser €80,051

Caitriona Fitzpatrick, Press Adviser €43,715

Total Cost: €233,766

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton:

Kathleen Barrington, Press Adviser €86,806

Edward Brophy, Special Adviser €127,796*

Total Cost: €214,602

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn:

John Walshe, Special Adviser €92,672

Deirdre Grant, Special Adviser €86,604

Total cost: €179,276

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan:

Claire Langton, Special Adviser €83,337

Sean McKeown, Special Adviser €92,672

Total Cost: €176,009

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:

Eoin Dorgan, (pictured) Special Adviser €83,337

Mary Kenny, Special Adviser €83,337

Total Cost: €166,674

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin:

Anne Byrne, Special Adviser €83,337

Ronan O'Brien, Special Adviser €114,000*

Total Cost: €197,337

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter:

Jane Lehane, Special Adviser €80,051

Thomas Cooney, Special Adviser €80,051

Total Cost: €160,102

Minister for Enterprise Jobs and Innovation Richard Bruton:

Ciaran Conlon, Special Adviser €127,000*

Conor Quinn, Special Adviser €80,051

Total Cost: €207,051

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar:

Brian Murphy, Press Adviser €105,837*

Nick Miller, Policy Adviser €80,051

John Carroll, Policy Adviser €49,790

Total Cost: €235,678

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte:

Finbarr O'Malley, Special Adviser €86,604

Simon Nugent, Special Adviser €97,200*

Total cost: €183,804

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan:

James Kenny, Special Adviser €38,215

Damien Garvey, Special Adviser €80,051

Total cost: €118,266

Total cost of government ministers' special advisers: €3,387,879

* Denotes a breach of the government pay cap of €92,672

Sunday Independent

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