‘Exceptional’ fees the norm for extra-special advisers

Brendan Howl in gave a spirited de-fence of the government’s special advisers in the Dáil last week under pressure from Mary Lou McDonald, who was moaning about the not-un-handsome salaries paid to many of their number.

15th October, 2011

{ "#" : "Brendan Howl in gave a spirited de-fence of the government’s special advisers in the Dáil last week under pressure from Mary Lou McDonald, who was moaning about the not-un-handsome salaries paid to many of their number. Like her colleagues in Sinn Féin, Mary Lou does not take her full salary (some 80 grand or so), but lives instead on the average wage. You’ll notice the Shinners mentioning this from time to time....

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