Friday August 7, 2020

Call for changes in public pay policy

Cost of renting in Dublin is two or three times higher than in the rest of Ireland

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

5th April, 2018
Pictured teachers from three different unions, ASTI , INTO and TUI hold a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin. Photo: Sam Boal/

A Fianna Fáil frontbencher has called for a special pay allowance for nurses and teachers in Dublin and other cities to help them cope with the high cost of living.

Dublin West TD Jack Chambers, who was appointed as the party’s defence spokesman last week, is seeking a move away from the ‘one size fits all’ public pay policy.

He said that Dublin had been ranked just behind London...

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