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#Pay Rates

# pay-rates - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service

Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.

# pay-rates - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Aer Lingus taking off, Neary’s golf balls and workers winning… and losing.

# pay-rates - Monday 18 August, 2014

Greyhound welcomes initiative to seek legally binding pay rates for bin workers

SIPTU workers at Greyhound have been protesting about cuts since June 17.

# pay-rates - Friday 18 January, 2013

33% of households have an income of less than €30,000 - NERI

New NERI research shows that 62 per cent of households across the country have a gross income below the mean.

# pay-rates - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement

It is a key agreement between government and the public service representatives but just what exactly is the Public Service Agreement, as it is officially known, all about and why does it create so many talking points?

# pay-rates - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Seven Joint Labour Committees to be abolished

Only 6 out of the 13 current JLCs will survive – and while they “recognise” the “special position” of Sunday working, they can no longer set premium rates for it.

# pay-rates - Friday 10 September, 2010

AVERAGE weekly earnings are down 3.8% in the past year, according to figures released by the CSO. The figures reflect a 2.2% fall in hours worked and a 1.5% drop in average hourly earnings. The highest falls in weekly earnings were in Education (-9.1%) and Transport (-1.5%). Weekly earnings in the private sector fell by 2.8% compared with a fall of 5.5% in the public sector.

# pay-rates - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal released a list of the top 25 earners of the decade and it got us thinking.

Who are the best paid civil and public servants in Ireland? So we compiled a list from their respective annual reports. We’ve put their salaries together with the value of their known benefits and bonuses.

Perhaps the new McCarthy group will want to take a look at this.

1. Padraig McManus, CEO, ESB, €654,309

2. Declan Collier, CEO, Dublin Airport Authority, €568,100

3. John Corrigan, Head of NTMA, €500,000 + (Estimated as NTMA refuses to release salary details)

4. Brendan McDonagh, Head of NAMA, €500,000 + (Estimated as NAMA refuses to release salary details)

5. Mike Aynsley, CEO, Anglo Irish Bank, €500,000

6. Donal Connell, CEO, An Post €500,000

7. Cathal Magee, Chief Executive, HSE €415,000

8. Donal Byrne, CEO, Eirgrid, €407,000

9. John Mullins, CEO, Bord Gais, €394,000

10. Gabriel D’arcy CEO, Bord na Mona, €392,000

And what does poor old Taoiseach Brian Cowen earn? A measly €228,000 – not bad in comparison to his British counterpart David Cameron who’s only pulling in €169,500. There are sixty-six civil and public servants on higher pay than Cowen according to The Sunday Tribune.