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O'Brien calls on Taoiseach to explain exorbitant salaries

3 April, 2012 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD

Commenting on some of the high salaries received by top earners in the public
sector, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien called on
Taoiseach Enda Kenny to make on public statement on the exorbitant salaries paid
to those working in the Director of Public Prosecutions Office

The Cork North Central TD said;

“According to the information I requested from the Taoiseach, two employees in the
Office of the DPP earn in excess of €150,000 and twenty one employees earning
over €100,000. The Chief State Solicitor still earns €197,361 whilst eighteen people
in that office earn over €100,000 with two receiving over €150,000. How does the
Taoiseach explain this to the nurses and teachers whose wages have been slashed
in previous budgets?

“The Property Registration Authority has seven employees in receipt of salaries
between €100,000 and €150,000. This is a slap in the face to the lowest earners
in the public sector. The Government applies completely different standards to the
frontline worker and those earning €150,000-plus who remain insulated from the
harsh reality of the Government’s austerity policies resulting in cuts to frontline pay,
resources and services."

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