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The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year
# Behind The Curtain
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# Behind The Curtain

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Jan 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 69,507 Views 135 Comments

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie

The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government's €92k pay cap
# Sound Advice
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# Sound Advice

The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government's €92k pay cap

Aug 13th 2014, 7:15 AM 13,011 Views 27 Comments

The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.

Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines
# Salaries
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# Salaries

Nine minsterial advisers have salaries higher than pay guidelines

Dec 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,955 Views 61 Comments

A number of ministers explained that their advisers had previously been on much higher pay scales when working in the private sector prior to their appointment in the respective departments.

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009
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# Fees

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 4,272 Views 15 Comments

More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.

The 6 Ministers whose special advisers breach the €92k salary cap
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# Advisers

The 6 Ministers whose special advisers breach the €92k salary cap

Jul 9th 2012, 9:14 AM 8,667 Views 53 Comments

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that six ministerial advisers including his own breach the €92,000 cap he introduced last year.

Quinn admits that breaching of salary cap for advisers was a mistake
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# Regrets

Quinn admits that breaching of salary cap for advisers was a mistake

Jul 4th 2012, 9:10 AM 3,382 Views 22 Comments

The Education Minister was responding to reports that the issue of the salary cap being breached for some ministerial advisers was prominent on the doorstep during the referendum campaign.