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DAA chief's pay calls

The Government-imposed cap on salaries for semi-state chief executives needs to be re-examined and performance-related pay should also be considered, according to the chairman of the DAA.

Padraig O'Riordan told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport that he had previously argued that DAA chief executive Kevin Toland should have his pay set a level more commensurate with a similar role in the private sector.

"It is critical to the semi-state sector that we find and retain leaders of Kevin's ability and I urge the committee to do what it can to assist the board of DAA in achieving this objective," he added.