Further Garda cuts: 5% cut in allowances, 10% cut in overtime

Gardai at all ranks are facing cuts in take-home pay arising from the government’s move to chop almost €80 million from the force’s annual spend.

5th December, 2011
Further Garda cuts: 5% cut in allowances, 10% cut in overtime
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Gardai at all ranks are facing cuts in take-home pay arising from the government’s move to chop almost €80 million from the force’s annual spend.

Informed sources say that the largest single cuts will come from further swinging reductions in both overtime paid out to members of the force and to a cut in Garda allowances.

Almost €1 billion has been paid out in Garda allowances since 2007 with €215 million...

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