Eoin Ó Broin TD calls on All Dublin Mid West TDs to refuse pay increase
Eoin Ó Broin TD has called on his constituency colleagues from Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and People Before Profit to refuse their pay increase due to come in this month. The call comes as Ó Broin this week signd the official Oireachtas waiver gifting the salary increase back to the State.
Deputy Ó Broin said;
“This month TDs will get the first of two pay increases worth a total of €5000 per year. This will bring the basic TD salary up to €92,000 per year.
“There is simply no justification for any TD or Minister to take this pay rise. We are already paid too much. At a time when many families are struggling to get by on low wages or with rising prices and high levels of household debt, the right thing for all TDs to do is to gift this substantial pay increase back to the State.
“This week I have signed the official Oireachtas waiver form gifting the first part of the pay rise back to the State. I will do the same when the second phase of the pay increase comes into effect in January 2018.
“As a Sinn Féin TD I only take home an average wage and invest the remainder of my salary into the local community and my constituency service.
“However, I think it is important for TDs to make it clear that we do not deserve or need this €5000 increase. I am calling on my constituency colleagues, Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil’s John Curran and PBP’s Gino Kenny to refuse this unjustified and unwarranted pay increase.”