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Political Pensions

30 former government ministers receive pensions of over €100k

Bertie tops the list, followed by fellow former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Albert Reynolds…

THIRTY FORMER GOVERNMENT ministers receive annual pensions in excess of €100,000, it has been revealed.

Former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen receive the greatest amount – with annual payments of €152,331.67 and €151,061.77, respectively.

Albert Reynolds was shown to receive the next largest amount, with a pension payment of €149,740.29 each year.

The figures were released following a Dáil question by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams regarding the amount of money received by former ministers and TDs on an annual basis. We have the full list for you here…

NOTE: Maurice Manning and Marian Harkin are gifting their TD pensions, while Eithne Fitzgerald, Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Gay Mitchell and Proinnsias de Rossa are gifting their TD & Ministerial pensions.

Similarly, * Liam Aylward is gifting his Ministerial pension for 2011, as it * Liam Cosgrave, Snr.

The following figures represent the yearly payment made to former ministers, less the Public Service Pension Reduction:

Ahern, Noel - €70,233.35

Ahern, Michael - €76,444.55

Ahern, Dermot - €119,965.23

Ahern, Bertie - €152,331.67

Allen, Lorcan - €64,043.83

Allen, Bernard - €64,535.78

Andrews, David - €108,430.45

Aylward, Liam* - €49,934.88

Barry, Richard - €75,610.22

Barry, Peter - €75,610.22

Begley, Michael - €69,452.80

Bhreathnach, Niamh - €47,176.24

Birmingham, George - €37,890.53

Brady, Vincent - €59,630.56

Browne , John - €55,202.36

Bruton, John - €141,849.27

Burke, Richard - €53,334.61

Burke, Ray - €103,838.73

Byrne, Hugh - €68,390.96

Calleary, Sean - €72,841.80

Callely, Ivor - €14,754.28

Carey, Donal - €66,022.87

Cassidy, Donie - €11,505.90

Collins, Edward - €63,413.57

Collins, Gerard - €102,564.54

Connaughton, Paul - €67,668.29

Connolly, Gerard - €74,735.35

Cooney, Patrick - €102,564.53

Cosgrave, Liam T - €55,049.59

Cosgrave , Liam (Snr)* - €133,023.62

Cowen , Brian - €151,061.77

Creed, Donal - €66,806.83

Cullen, Martin - €119,177.67

Currie, Austin - €59,383.84

Daly, Brendan - €95,515.43

D’Arcy, Michael - €68,854.39

Davern, Noel - €74,151.64

De Valera, Síle - €103,647.51

Deasy, Austin - €87,495.58

Dempsey, Noel - €119,177.67

Desmond, Barry - €86,423.62

Donnellan, John - €40,798.95

Doyle, Avril - €60,135.57

Dukes, Alan - €94,467.80

Fahey, Jackie - €68,011.89

Fahey, Frank - €113,141.36

Faulkner, Padraig - €102,564.54

Fitzpatrick , Tom - €56,076.74

Flood, Chris - €55,793.17

Flynn, Padraig - €87,129.22

Gallagher, Pat ‘The Cope’ - €70,562.08

Harney, Mary - €129,805.67

Higgins , Jim - €57,363.50

Higgins, Michael D - €87,928.54

Honan, Tras - €50,750.25

Hussey,Thomas - €61,215.35

Hussey, Gemma - €66,057.70

Hyland, Liam – €61,327.03

Jacob, Joe - €79,125.66

Kavanagh, Liam - €91,535.68

Kiely, Rory - €52,324.36

Kitt , Tom - €81,476.40

Lalor, Paddy - €101,153.89

Lyons, Denis - €48,744.00

MacSharry, Ray - €88,936.80

McCarthy, Sean - €38,604.11

McCreevy, Charlie - €119,177.67

McDaid , Jim - €97,406.69

McDonald, Charles - €58,501.32

McDowell, Michael - €60,388.64

McManus, Liz - €12,309.97

Moffatt, Tom - €42,192.80

Molloy, Robert - €113,677.53

Mullooly, Brian - €57,302.98

Nealon, Ted - €59,736.76

Noonan, Michael L - €80,684.50

O’Brien, Fergus - €66,991.00

O’Connell, Dr John - €76,309.85

O’Donnell, Liz - €58,903.88

O’Donnell, Tom - €85,797.21

O’Donoghue, Martin - €51,330.09

O’Donoghue, John - €119,177.67

O’Hanlon, Rory - €116,617.53

O’Keeffe, Edward (Ned) - €65,515.65

O’Keeffe, Jim - €70,797.11

O’Kennedy, Michael - €122,803.59

O’Malley, Tim - €31,192.97

O’Malley, Desmond - €106,721.70

O’Rourke, Mary - €117,981.01

O’Shea, Brian - €66,970.92

O’Sullivan, Toddy - €56,425.20

O’Toole , Paddy - €74,069.42

Owen, Nora - €73,826.20

Parlon, Tom - €31,192.96

Pattison, Seamus - €117,205.46

Power, Sean - €36,464.13

Power, Patrick - €75,968.59

Reynolds, Albert - €149,740.29

Ryan, Eoin - €53,814.13

Ryan, John - €67,335.13

Ryan, Richie - €93,032.73

Smith, Michael - €119,177.67

Spring, Dick - €121,108.28

Taylor, Mervyn - €77,979.70

Treacy, Noel - €83,609.13

Treacy, Sean - €119,177.67

Wallace, Dan - €73,092.24

Wallace, Mary - €77,446.64

Walsh, Joe - €119,177.67

Woods, Michael - €122,695.95

Yates, Ivan - €74,836.65

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