Tuesday January 28, 2020

Kelleher receives €173,000 pension on top of MEP salary

Ó Broin‘s FOI request reveals politicians drawing down pension payments while holding public office elsewhere

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
24th November, 2019
Billy Kelleher on the campaign trail (Pic: John Allen)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher has received €173,000 in pension payments so far this year despite also receiving a European Parliament salary of €105,000, new records show.

The 51-year-old, who left the Dáil last May after winning a seat in Brussels, received a €151,918 pension lump sum from the Oireachtas. He has also received €21,170 in ongoing pension payments so far this year following his 22-year Dáil career. This pension figure is...

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