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Government Decides Ten Junior Ministers Will Get Special Advisors

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:22 PM - 22 Sep 2020



Ten junior ministers are set to get special advisors following a decision by the government.

Senior Ministers approved the finances for ten of their 17 junior counterparts to have advisors.

In the last Dáil, those advisors were on the assistant principal pay scale which starts at €67,000 a year.

The suggestion that some would share the role for a number of ministers has been rejected.

Sinn Fein has criticised the decision, however, Taoiseach Micheal Martin rejected that in the Dáil this afternoon.

Micheal Martin told Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald "The special advisors that you employ in the north and your executive, they're earning much more than that aswell".

He went on to claim Mary Lou McDonald "has been one of the original enthusiasts for special advisors".



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