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Government proposal on pensions inadequate- Adams

29 November, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, who this afternoon in the Dáil challenged the Taoiseach on the government’s attitude to so-called ‘super’ public pensions, has described the government’s announcement this evening on pension reductions as “woefully inadequate”.
The Sinn Féin leader said:
“The government decision to impose a 20% reduction in the portion of any pension that exceeds €100,000, falls far short of what is required.”
Deputy Adams said:
“There are 250 citizens, including at least 30 former politicians, 13 retired judges and over 100 civil servants, currently taking home pensions in excess of €100,000.
“This is unacceptable. If an ordinary citizen won €100,000 on Winning Streak they would be over the moon. It would be life changing but this golden circle get this sum every single year and the people pick up the tab.
“The government proposal is unacceptable. Public pensions should be capped and those who are still working should not be in receipt of a pension”.

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