County Wexford Councillors Salaries Revealed

COUNTY WEXFORD COUNCILLORS SALARIES REVEALED

The costs involved in having councillors in County Wexford has come under scrutiny.

A detailed report by the New Ross Standard newspaper found that almost 1.8 million euro has gone towards paying councillors over the last 5 years.

David Looby who wrote the article says it focused on the costs involved from 2009 to 2013.

A further 720 thousand was spent on members expenses and 175-thousand on corporate expenses.

Gorey Fianna Fáil councillor Malcolm Byrne has defended the costs saying councillors are not making a profit from their positions.

He says councillors earn 16-thousand 700 euro gross pay a year along with money for travel, subsistence a and phone calls.

He says in his case and in the case of his fellow councillors they don’t do it for the money.

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