Wednesday, 20th August 2014
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€684,378.82 gratuities paid to former members of Waterford city and County and Town Councils

Twenty five outgoing Councillors from Waterford city and county will receive payment of more than €684,000 in gratuities having not been re-elected or retired at the 2014 Local Government Election. Ten other former Councillors from Waterford city and county will receive a payment when they reach the age of 50 though the amount they will be paid has not been calculated as yet, and is therefore not included in the gross figure of €684,378.82

The total gross payment to former members of Waterford County Council, Dungarvan Town Council, Lismore Town Council and Tramore Town Council is €430,710.95 and to former members of Waterford City Council is €253,667.87.

The sums payable to the former members range from €2,280 to €61,848 dependant on length of service. Portion of the payment is subject to tax.

A full breakdown of the payments are on this page.

Members of City and County Councils are represented nationally by the Local Authorities Members Association and the General Council of County Councils and the payment to elected members of Local Authorities is negotiated at national level.

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€684,378.82 gratuities paid to former members of Waterford city and County and Town Councils

€684,378.82 gratuities paid to former members of Waterford city and County and Town Councils

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