TDs step up for salary boost

Additional €14,000 for Sligo Deputy McLoughlin.

Sligo News File Online

Ballina-based Dara Calleary has reportedly said he will accept the

Dara Calleary TD, Fianna Fail, Mayo.
Dara Calleary TD,
Fianna Fail, Mayo.

recently announced €5,000 salary boost for TDs.

He is also said to have stated that most Fianna Fail Deputies will take the award.

So far, there has been no indication from Sligo’s Oireachtas members Marc MacSharry, Eamon Scanlon or Tony McLoughlin that they have refused the top up.

Tony McLoughlin TD, Fine Gael Sligo-Leitrim.
Tony McLoughlin TD, Fine Gael Sligo-Leitrim.

McLoughlin (67) is also seeing his Dail salary bumped up by a further €14,000 following his appointment as assistant party chief whip.

He also receives €8,740 as a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

TDs are currently on a salary of €87,258.