One civil servant pockets €76,000 in extra allowances

Report reveals six staff picked up overtime of over €10,000, with one earning €14,682

4th October, 2015

More than €76,000 was pocketed by a civil servant in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in extra allowances last year.

According to a report from the Comptroller & Auditor General, six staff in Richard Bruton’s department were paid overtime of more than €10,000, with one employee earning €14,682.

However, the largest individual payment was for €76,941 in “other allowances”, the state’s spending watchdog said, without disclosing any more details on the...

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