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Pressure mounts on ‘The Cope’ and Dr McDaid to forego ministerial pensions

first_img Google+ Pressure mounts on ‘The Cope’ and Dr McDaid to forego ministerial pensions Facebook The opposition’s set to keep the pressure on the Taoiseach this morning, with five politicians still holding out on their ministerial pensions.They want Brian Cowen to follow the example of the Fine Gael leader and announce that all of those still embroiled in the double payment controversy will cave in to pressure.Fionnan Sheahan of the Irish Independent says it’s a complex position for the Taoiseach:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/09shea1.mp3[/podcast]Two of the remaining five pension recipients are not in the Dail, and Donegal North East TD Dr James Mc Daid is currently not in the Fianna Fail parliamentary party.North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher says he’s still considering what he’ll do. He says his salary dropped from 126,000 euro to 91,000 euro when he rejoined the European Parliament.Local Councillor Mick Quinn, says it’s only moral that the two give up their ministerial pensions.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/quinn1.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJustice minister pulls out of GRA conference over content of O’Boyce speechNext articleFinn Valley College to get a new school building News Highland News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twittercenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ By News Highland – April 28, 2010 Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterestlast_img

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