Sunday 21 January 2018

Shane Ross: Union boss takes €100k fees from housing quango

BIG FEES: Des Geraghty.
BIG FEES: Des Geraghty.

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DES Geraghty the former president of Ireland's largest trade union, Siptu, has in recent years earned a total of more than €100,000 as chairman of the Affordable Homes Partnership (AHP).

The AHP was set up as part of a social partnership deal, specifically to help thousands of young people on to the housing ladder.

The chairman's fee was originally set at around €13,000 in 2005 -- but it had more than doubled by 2006 due to what a spokesman at the partnership yesterday described as the "extra work" done by Mr Geraghty.

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