Sinn Féin’s ‘average industrial wage’ claim goes by the board

Sinn Féin’s ‘average industrial wage’ claim goes by the board View Gallery
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald with MEP Liadh Ní Riada, who revealed during the presidential election campaign that her pre-tax salary and take-home pay were higher than had previously been disclosed Picture: Rollingnews

After grandstanding on the issue for over a decade, the party has adjusted its position, saying that its ‘elected representatives manage their own wage’

The controversy over Liadh Ní Riada’s salary arrangements during the presidential election has prompted fresh scrutiny of Sinn Féin wages policy, which in recent years has moved away from the ‘average industrial wage’ claim the party once proudly boasted of.

An analysis carried out by The Sunday Business Post over the past six weeks has found discrepancies and ambiguity regarding the party’s wage structures. Party leader Mary Lou McDonald said last month that...

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