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Would you support a pay hike for councillors?

A pay increase for councillors has again been pushed back yet again. There are reports today th...

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13.33 20 Apr 2021


Would you support a pay hike for councillors?


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A pay increase for councillors has again been pushed back yet again.

There are reports today that the Government has delayed granting local councillors a 50% pay increase due to fears of a public backlash.

A memo on the pay rise was due to be brought before Cabinet today. It followed on from a 2019 government recommending that councillors’ pay be increased by €8,000.

Currently Ireland’s 947 local councillors earn just over €17,000 a year.

Senator Gerard Craughwell, Cllr John Sheahan, Fine Gael Councillor in Limerick and General Secretary of LAMA, Cllr Donna Cooney – Green Party Councillor in Dublin and Cllr Dermot Lacey Labour Councillor in Dublin chatted to Andrea.

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