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Two Shannonside Oireachtas members will refuse new pay rise for TDs

Sep 23, 2022 13:09 By Shannonside News
Two Shannonside Oireachtas members will refuse new pay rise for TDs Two Shannonside Oireachtas members will refuse new pay rise for TDs
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Senator Eugene Murphy and TD Marian Harkin will not accept the new 1 percent pay rise.

Two Shannonside Oireachtas members have confirmed that they will not be taking the new pay rise on its way.

TDs are to get a pay rise worth over €1000 a few days after the Budget next week.

Deputies will be paid a 1 per cent increase on October 1st, as part of the Building Momentum pay deal.

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It means the basic TD salary will go up to over €102,000.

Seanad members are also set for a raise but speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, Senator Eugene Murphy confirmed he will not be accepting the money

"In my own situation I won't be taking it and I haven't taken the last 2 pay increases. I won't judge the people who do, it's just my decision".

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TD Marian Harkin also confirmed she will not accept the increase.

"We've got some increases since I was elected and I didn't take them. I won't be taking this one either".

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