It’s A Lifestyle Choice

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Social Welfare Minister Joan Burton is keeping her right to a public-sector pension from her previous job as a college lecturer.

Ms Burton has 20 years’ service in DIT and resigned from her position as a senior lecturer in accounting last year — after nearly a decade on leave of absence — just days before she was appointed to the Cabinet.

The minister was on leave of absence from 2002 to 2011 and from 1992 to 1997 while she served as a TD.

Nice work if you can get it.

Burton Clings On To Pension From Her Lecturing Job (Fionnan Sheahan and Katherine Donnelly, Irish Independent)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)