Wednesday 21 November 2018

John Drennan: Ex-FF ministers rake in massive pension benefits

Burke among retired government members who earn more now than when they worked


The disgraced former Fianna Fail minister Ray Burke is earning more money in pension payments than he earned as a salaried minister in Bertie Ahern's first administration.

Burke, who was jailed for tax evasion, is one of 109 former Taoisigh and ministers costing the State €8.8m a year in gold-plated pensions.

With a yearly pension of €103,838, the bribe-taking Burke will cost the State more than €2m in pension payments according to some actuaries' estimates.

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