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Poll: Do the ministerial pay cuts go far enough?

All the new ministers will see their pay-packets cut. But do the cuts go far enough? Or is this just an empty PR exercise?

Image: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

THE FIRST ACT of the new Fine Gael/Labour government has been to announce a cut in ministerial pay.

The Taoiseach’s pay is to be cut by 6.6 per cent from €214,187 euro to €200,000, while Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore will earn €184,405 euro – down from €187,486.

The pay for the 15 new government ministers’ pay has also been recduced from €181,283 to €169,275.

Do these cuts go far enough?

Poll Results:

No: this is a PR stunt (632)
Promising start but not enough (486)
Yes: I'm encouraged (193)
Pay cuts go too far (12)

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