Feighan not among junior ministers getting a special advisor

Ten junior ministers are set to get special advisors after a decision by the cabinet.

Senior Ministers approved the finances for ten of their 17 junior counterparts to have advisors.

Junior Minister and Sligo/Leitrim TD Frank Feighan is not one of those getting a special advisor.

In the last Dáil those advisors were on the assistant principal pay scale which starts at 67,000 euro a year.

The suggestion that some would share the role for a number of ministers has been rejected.

Minister Feighan told Ocean FM News this afternoon that he was aware for some time he wouldn’t be getting a special adviser.