Councillors lobbying for increased pension lump sums of up to €100k
Councillors’ association asks for speedy resolution of issue in run-up to local elections, while senator warns of increasing pressure and burnout among councillors
Councillors are lobbying for larger retirement lump sums amid fears of a potential “exodus” at the local elections.
Their annual representational payment was increased from €18,000 to €25,000 to take account of the increased demands of the job. But they are now seeking a proportional increase in the lump sums – which can be up to €76,500 – which they get when they retire or lose their seats.
The Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), ...