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Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase

TDs are set to see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.

NINE OUT OF ten Irish people think politicians should forgo their pay increase.

That’s according to a new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll, released tonight.

TDs came under fire after last week’s Budget revealed they were in line for a €5,000 yearly pay increase.

When asked if politicians should forgo their pay increase, the results were:

  • Yes 87%
  • No 8%
  • Don’t know 5%

The basic salary of a TD is currently at €87,258 after being cut from €92,672 in recent years.

TDs will now see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.

Government Ministers are expected to waive a €12,000 pay hike following a public outcry, which will see their salaries be frozen at €157,000.

Read: Ministers aren’t going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all>

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