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#Pay Cap

# pay-cap - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Three of the Taoiseach’s staff are paid more than the €96k salary cap

His 17 backroom employees are earning almost €1.4 million in total.

# pay-cap - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# pay-cap - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

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

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

# pay-cap - Monday 25 November, 2013

Swiss vote against '1:12' cap on executive pay

The referendum would have introduced a ratio between the lowest paid employee in the firm and the highest paid.

# pay-cap - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

'My contract has been accepted by government': Richie Boucher on his €843k salary

The Bank of Ireland chief executive got into a testy exchange with a Labour TD over his pay packet today.

# pay-cap - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Irish life CEO remuneration breaches government's pay cap - Doherty

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says Kevin Murphy’s total remuneration package of €586,000 breached the government’s own pay cap.

# pay-cap - Thursday 5 April, 2012

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

# pay-cap - Monday 2 April, 2012

NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut

However, one senior employee at the State agency refused to accept the reduction.

# pay-cap - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Leo Varadkar says €135k salary request didn't break the rules

The Minister for Transport said that exceptions can be made to the €92,000 pay cap on ministerial advisers.

# pay-cap - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Varadkar under fire after requesting €135k salary for adviser

Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly called the figure “an absolute disgrace”.

# pay-cap - Monday 16 January, 2012

Special adviser's €130,000 salary 'shows utter hypocrisy of cost-cutting'

The reported decision to pay Simon Coveney’s special adviser €38,000 a year above the Government pay cap has been slated by Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming.

# pay-cap - Thursday 20 October, 2011

One in five ministerial advisers breaking new salary cap

Six of the government staff are paid more than €92,000 a year – the rate at which wages were officially capped in July.

# pay-cap - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

One hundred university staff still paid more than €200,000 wage cap

Three top academics at Irish universities are each earning more than a quarter of a million euro a year.

# pay-cap - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Chiefs of Bord Gáis, ESB and An Post still won’t say they will take pay cut

Pat Rabbitte asked the heads of the three semi-States under his remit to accept voluntary pay cap of €250,000 a month ago – they still haven’t given him an answer.

# pay-cap - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers’ pay? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers’ pay?

Matthew Elderfield says the pay cap is making it tough to get the best talent. Should we consider lifting it?

# pay-cap - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives

But the State’s next round of public CEOs will still earn as much as the next President, and more than the Taoiseach.

# pay-cap - Monday 6 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Lenihan voted Europe’s worst finance minister; semi state bosses to escape pay cuts, and a live stunt on German TV goes horribly wrong.