Last week Ruairi Quinn said the UK Labour Party "had followed the Irish model" on advisers
Appears the coalition are doing the same
Labour's press officer Kathy Madden is wife of the Sindo's Daniel McConnell
All those unfortunate enough to be paid below the 92k cap have received a 3k pay rise after their first year in the job.
Leo wants other advisers to be paid less than his.
What does Leo do again?
Mr Varadkar angered his Labour colleagues at cabinet last month when he suggested increments could be deferred.Mr Varadkar’s special adviser, Brian Murphy, earns a salary of €105,837 and is not subject to an increment.
- Friends of the Irish Environment, 28.04.2003"The land Coillte Teo is now selling for development was given to them by the State in 1988 to ensure that our woodlands were run commercially, not to enable them to sell the family silver to service bank loans".
NTMA puts new PR contract out for tender. The Agency that controls NAMA & NPRF has spent €114m on Consultants in just three years.
That did not include the money spent by NAMA on public and media relations since Gordon MRM won the current two-year for the NTMA in 2010.
The new contract will be for a period of three years, and may be extended for a further two years at the NTMA's discretion.
Gordon MRM was established in early 2009 by former Progressive Democrat adviser Ray Gordon. His other clients include Irish Life, Permanent TSB, the stock exchange, the Irish Medical Organisation and Topaz.
Phoenix has a good yarn about Mark Kennelly and shares in a Kerry golf course
Reilly paying outside advisers €21,000 each for just six weeks’ work.
3500 a week!
Between policy & PR Reilly is spending over two million a year on advice. And I only have incomplete figures.
Money well spent?