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#Perks

# perks - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'Two years is a long time': How PayPal is trying to hold onto company-hopping young staff

Louise Phelan says the payments giant is rolling out the perks for millennials.

# perks - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge This parish priest in Mayo found a lovely extra surprise on his lunch order Few Extra Prawns

# perks - Sunday 14 February, 2016

The inside story on Britain's greatest sports gambler - and the company that helps him win

Tony Bloom is a name unfamiliar to many. But the man, and his company Starlizard, make an absolute fortune out of betting markets like the English Premier League.

# perks - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From The42 'At every club there's a host of obliging women' -  Inside the life of a Premier League footballer Secret Footballer

'At every club there's a host of obliging women' - Inside the life of a Premier League footballer

In the Secret Footballer’s latest book he talks about all the female attention showered on him and his team-mates.

# perks - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Karen Buckley's killer to get prison perks including Playstation and satellite TV

Alexander Pacteau was sentenced to 23 years for the murder of Irish nurse Karen Buckley

# perks - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Harrington's win has big implications for his world ranking, his bank balance and The Masters Perks

Harrington's win has big implications for his world ranking, his bank balance and The Masters

The three-time Major champion had to wait a long time for his latest PGA tour win.

# perks - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.

# perks - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Here are 21 perks Wall Street hedge fund employees get Hedging Their Best This post contains images

Here are 21 perks Wall Street hedge fund employees get

You’re going to wish you worked there.

# perks - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

# perks - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want abolished

New appointees in the public/civil sector may no longer get allowances for things you may not have known they were entitled to… like not leaking exam papers and for “night attire”.

# perks - Monday 13 August, 2012

Google adds death benefits to list of 'perks'... what else do employees get?

If a Google employee dies, the company is making sure those left behind are looked after.

# perks - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes AIB

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.

# perks - Thursday 14 June, 2012

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions AIB

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions

Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.

# perks - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Ministers to keep €3,500 laundry allowance, Government confirms

Michael Noonan said he had no plans to remove the perk, which can be claimed as a tax refund by ministers who stay in hotels.

# perks - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Google set to build swimming pool for Irish staff

The search giant plans to offer the in-house facility as one of a range of perks for workers in its new Montevetro building.

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# perks - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Former IMF head Srauss-Kahn swaps luxurious life for jail cell DSK

Former IMF head Srauss-Kahn swaps luxurious life for jail cell

Perks and a hefty salary were among the things Dominique Strauss-Kahn enjoyed as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Now he’s in a jail cell in New York.

# perks - Monday 21 March, 2011

Civil servants hold onto their two 'privilege days'

The days – taken at Easter and Christmas – date back to pre-Independence days.

# perks - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

FINE GAEL TD Leo Varadkar has criticised AIB for continuing with its staff benefit-in-kind schemes while simultaneously increasing interest rates on variable rate mortgages.

“I certainly don’t begrudge employees of the bank any benefits they may have,” Varadkar said. “However, this practice is reflective of the culture at AIB and many of the other banks, and that’s the culture of a big bank that still thinks it’s in the Celtic tiger-era.

“Banks have lots of buildings, lots of cars, lots of offices, lots of big salaries and lots of benefits and these are the things that need to be cut back before they increase interest rates on ordinary mortgage holders.”

The level of bank perks is also being criticised this lunchtime on RTÉ’s Liveline, with many mortgage payers sharing their disgust at the fact that the bank’s staff are still entitled to such perks, despite the bank being on the verge of being taken into state ownership.

In a statement today, AIB repeated its asssertion that said staff were “entitled to claim reimbursement of one sports and social club subscription for single membership in any one year.

“The amounts vary from half to full reimbursement of the fee with an upper limit of €2,500. ’Staff members must pay full tax on all of these payments and this is deducted through the bank’s payroll system.”

Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank have also said they operate similar procedures.

Earlier today TheJournal.ie revealed that the cost of the perk scheme could double the amount the bank makes in increased interest payments.