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#Special Advisers

# special-advisers - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 33,834 Views 91 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# special-advisers - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Seven ministerial advisers have a pay packet above the maximum salary of €91,624

Jul 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 28,008 Views 52 Comments

This is allowed if the department in question has the approval of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The Class of '16: The advisers from Enda Kenny's government, where are they now?
# Behind The Scenes
# Behind The Scenes

The Class of '16: The advisers from Enda Kenny's government, where are they now?

Jul 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 49,942 Views 27 Comments

Most are still in politics but a significant number have made the jump to the corporate world.

# special-advisers - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
# Transparency
# Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 12,173 Views 15 Comments

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

# special-advisers - Sunday 31 January, 2016

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year
# Behind The Curtain
# Behind The Curtain

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Jan 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 70,017 Views 135 Comments

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie

# special-advisers - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence
# QUIT
# QUIT

'I departed the Áras on very amicable terms' - Former adviser breaks silence

Nov 26th 2013, 5:01 PM 10,053 Views 30 Comments

Mary Van Lieshout has said that she left the Office of the President to “pursue other interests”.

# special-advisers - Friday 25 October, 2013

Want to see what staff members in the Taoiseach's department get paid?
# Special Advisers
# Special Advisers

Want to see what staff members in the Taoiseach's department get paid?

Oct 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 29,164 Views 87 Comments

The 17 staff members appointed by the Taoiseach have an annual salary between them of almost €1.4 million.

# special-advisers - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Varadkar under fire after requesting €135k salary for adviser
# Pay Cap
# Pay Cap

Varadkar under fire after requesting €135k salary for adviser

Jan 28th 2012, 1:14 PM 6,990 Views 168 Comments

Sinn Féin representative Paul Donnelly called the figure “an absolute disgrace”.

# special-advisers - Thursday 20 October, 2011

One in five ministerial advisers breaking new salary cap
# Pay Cap
# Pay Cap

One in five ministerial advisers breaking new salary cap

Oct 20th 2011, 11:38 AM 656 Views 22 Comments

Six of the government staff are paid more than €92,000 a year – the rate at which wages were officially capped in July.

# special-advisers - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Taoiseach defends apparent U-turn on advisers’ salary cap

Oct 4th 2011, 4:58 PM 1,201 Views 27 Comments

Gerry Adams accuses Enda Kenny of breaching his own promise about the extent of pay for special advisers.

# special-advisers - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Ministers' special advisers earn combined €2.5m per year
# Team Enda
# Team Enda

Ministers' special advisers earn combined €2.5m per year

Jun 4th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,271 Views 15 Comments

The 15 members of cabinet have appointed 27 advisers between them, earning salaries starting at €80,051 a year.

# special-advisers - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Irish Independent writer named as special government advisor
# Appointments
# Appointments

Irish Independent writer named as special government advisor

Mar 29th 2011, 8:46 PM 895 Views 0 Comments