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# Special Advisor

All time
Should TDs be allowed to hire family members? Yes, of course!
Hiring a family member can be advantageous to accomplishing the work that voters demand of our TDs.
# Review
"Micromanaging gardaí" is not something the Justice Department should do - former ministerial advisor
Richard Moore, who worked with former Minsiter Dermot Ahern, has questioned how the Department handles complaints.
# Pay Row
Creighton 'understands concern' over pay rise for Taoiseach's former advisor
The Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton said she doesn’t think the Taoiseach would have intervened if he did not see “a direct need for it”.
# salary cap
Taoiseach breaches pay cap to award former advisor €35k pay rise
The Taoiseach overruled both the Finance Minister and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to grant his long-time former advisor a salary of €127,000, the Irish Mail on Sunday has revealed.