Staff ordered to delay revealing Regina Doherty’s €16k repayment
Doherty was paid the allowance as she was one of three so-called super junior ministers who sat at cabinet
Civil servants were told to “sit tight” on releasing news that Minister Regina Doherty would have to repay a nearly €16,000 allowance she received when she was government chief whip.
Doherty was paid the allowance as she was one of three so-called super junior ministers who sat at cabinet, but legislation only allows for two such ministers to be paid the extra €15,829 per year.
Labour leader Brendan Howlin queried the legality of...
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