‘Super junior’ hike: €16,000 increase for ministers already on €124,000

The Cabinet is approving legislation today which will provide pay increases for three super junior ministers.

They are each getting an increase of €16,288 in addition to their Minister of State salary of €124,439.

The increase applies only to the super junior ministers.

Sligo Leitrim TD Frank Feighan is not a recipient of the increased salary.

The decision to increased the pay of the three cabinet junior ministers drew stinging criticism from Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Finance, Donegal TD Pearse Doherty.