Monday 23 October 2017

Golden parachute for those who are about to fall

IN Dail Eireann, where every parachute is golden even after long-established TDs are sent packing in the election, the struggling taxpayer will still be paying for them.

A mind-boggling array of payments will cushion the blow for politicians losing their seats.

Within a year of losing or stepping down, each TD can expect to receive a termination lump sum, a series of termination payments, and a pension lump sum.

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