Three contesting councillors received almost €100K after losing their seats

first_imgThree former Donegal county councillors running for re-election to Donegal County Council received almost €100,000 between them when they lost their seats the last time, Donegal Daily can reveal.And any current sitting councillors who fail to get re-elected can also expect pay-outs after polling day on Friday May 24th.Three former councillors – all members of Fine Gael – collected €97,811 after the last election in 2014. John Boyle, who is running again in the Donegal electoral area in the south of the county, picked up a payment of €47,694 when he lost his seat.Noel McBride, who is running in the Milford Electoral Area, got a pay-out for his two 5-year terms in office and picked up €33,512.Mickey Doherty in Inishowen got payment for his one term in office and was given €16,605. He has been co-opted back onto the council last year but is not expected to run again.Under the councillors’ ‘redundancy scheme’ politicians who lose their seats get one year’s money – or €16,605 – for every five years they serve on the council. A four-term councillor losing a seat – or retiring – can pocket €64,299.However, if they get re-elected five years later, they don’t have to pay the cash back.Three contesting councillors received almost €100K after losing their seats was last modified: April 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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