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Joe Higgins, Socialist Party


Topic: Finance

Question from Colm Bergin
02/10/2013 - 15:08

Dear Mr. Higgins,

I was wondering if your party would hold a position on whether TD's salaries should be index linked to Government revenue i.e. if gov revenue was to increase it would lead to an increase in TD's salaries however if gov revenue fell then salaries would fall too. This could be linked to a specific revenue source e.g. income tax receipts.

This would help avoid any grand standing on the level of TD's salaries and also avoid it being used as a political football, as good returns would see rewards and poor returns would see a fall on pay.

I would be interested to know what you think
Colm Bergin

Answer from Joe Higgins

09/10/2013 - 18:43

Dear Colm,

Thank you for your message. Joe Higgins and the Socialist Party have a very different view on TDs salaries than what you are describing as we believe that TDs should be on an average industrial wage.

Kind Regards,

Eleni Vetsika
Dail Assistant to Joe Higgins TD