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Tenacious Ken Foxe writes:

A TOTAL of 66 former public servants has received lump sum payments worth in excess of €200,000 over the past five years.

That includes one individual who received a golden handshake worth an incredible €428,000 and another who was paid out €382,000 from state coffers.

In all, 142 people – including departmental secretaries general and other former public servants – received lump sums worth more than €160,000, at a total cost to the state of €28.8 million.

That means an average pay-out of just over €200,000 per person, with tax only paid on lump sums in excess of €200,000 under rules introduced on 1 January 2011.

How one public servant retired with a lump sum of €428,000 and an annual pension of more than €140,000 (Ken Foxe)



Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brendan Howlin launching new Civil Service reforms this morning at government buildings, Dublin.

Under the new proposals staff who are under performing will be retrained and moved to another department/Brussels  severely dealt with.

Oh it’s on.

(probably not).

Reforms to make it easier to fire civil servants (Irish Times)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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€379.72 before tax and levies.

‘Concerned’ writes:

If you’re not working currently and have a family and a mortgage or whatever the pay rates don’t come anywhere near social welfare benefits.
There’s zero incentive really to take these positions. Why do they need to be filled anyway? Pay cuts coming to save the exchequer a few bob and now they’re hiring…


Temporary Clerical Officers (Publicjobs.ie)