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Adams demands investigation into TD pension debacle

14 November, 2011


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has described as “disgraceful” revelations that Mr John Browne TD has been receiving a Ministerial pension despite being a sitting TD.

Deputy Adams has called on Mr Browne to make a full public statement in the Dáil on the issue.

“This money needs to be repaid to the exchequer immediately. People across the state are suffering real hardship and were shocked at the extravagant pension arrangements for former Ministers revealed last week.

“It is disgraceful that a sitting TD is in receipt of a Ministerial pension that he is not entitled to.

“There also needs to be a thorough investigation into how this situation arose and was able to continue undiscovered for nine months.

“Had Sinn Féin not submitted our PQ on ministerial pensions this situation could have continued indefinitely.”

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