Quarter of public service pensioners receiving annual payments of €5,000

A quarter of public service pensioners receive a pension of only €5,000 annually, according to government documents.

1st June, 2013
Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.

A quarter of public service pensioners receive a pension of only €5,000 annually, according to government documents.

Documents obtained by *The Sunday Business Post* under Freedom of Information legislation revealed that almost half of all public service pensioners get a pension of about €10,000 or €11,000 annually.

However, despite large numbers of public service pensioners getting relatively modest pensions, the documents indicated that the average public service pension is about €30,000, which indicates that a...

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