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Shortall forgoes 33 grand severance pay


Red_93

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Shortall gives up

Róisín Shortall has refused a €33,100 payoff after resigning in September.
Shortall was entitled to about €33,100 in severance pay, to be paid incrementally until April 2014 – but the former Labour TD has said she is not accepting any payments.
“I actually instructed officials not to pay me this money,” Shortall told TheJournal.ie.

Now I'm reminded of all those on p.ie who said that Róisín Shortall resigned for her own career, to save her seat, to fatten her wallet in the long run etc etc (despite the fact that she most likely would have kept her seat, is not now entitled to a ministerial pension, has none of the perks associated with being a minister and member of a governing party, has no prospect of promotion to cabinet and now has given up severance pay).


This, as far as I'm concerned is yet another example of how this woman is on of the most principled politicians in this country. A true, dignified public servant. Shame on Gilmore for not standing by her. She is far more representative of labour and its grassroots than he will ever be.
 


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Shortall gives up

Róisín Shortall has refused a €33,100 payoff after resigning in September.



Now I'm reminded of all those on p.ie who said that Róisín Shortall resigned for her own career, to save her seat, to fatten her wallet in the long run etc etc (despite the fact that she most likely would have kept her seat, is not now entitled to a ministerial pension, has none of the perks associated with being a minister and member of a governing party, has no prospect of promotion to cabinet and now has given up severance pay).


This, as far as I'm concerned is yet another example of how this woman is on of the most principled politicians in this country. A true, dignified public servant. Shame on Gilmore for not standing by her. She is far more representative of labour and its grassroots than he will ever be.
Much as I hate socialism I'd gladly vote for Róisín Shortall.
 

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Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
 

carlovian

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Shorthall has acted impeccably in all of this.
 

carlovian

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Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
In the dail they get a payoff every time they go to the loo !
 
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Fair play to her but.. do people usually get a payoff when they resign?
Yup. And quite correctly. Otherwise there would be a financial imperative acting to prevent principled resignations.
 

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In the dail they get a payoff every time they go to the loo !
It does seem that way. I noticed the word "entitled" quoted in the article attached to the OP. One of the most over-used words of 2012 - and usually spoken by political and civil service types.

Anyway, Shortall did the right thing. More of this would be welcome in lieu of real reform of all "entitlements".
 
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Shorthall has acted impeccably in all of this.
She has indeed. It's heratening.

On the other hand it's bad that it seems difficult for someone of principle to remain both principled and in office.
 

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She doesn't take after Eamon. The 500,000 euro per annum in personal advisors man
and two of them breaching the pay cap by 70% and 90%.

Fair dues Shorthall.
 

ruserious

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I think Tuffy is good too but I fear she is being crushed to submission by the parliamentary party lately.
 

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If Carlsberg did political parties

Shorthall would be leader

A good woman among wolves.
 

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I think Tuffy is good too but I fear she is being crushed to submission by the parliamentary party lately.
Also strikes me as a principled woman.
 

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She doesn't take after Eamon. The 500,000 euro per annum in personal advisors man
and two of them breaching the pay cap by 70% and 90%.

Fair dues Shorthall.
Doesn't the fact that these advisors need over 500k just show what the private sector is like - jthese have only come into the role for the money
 

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Shortall gives up

Róisín Shortall has refused a €33,100 payoff after resigning in September.

There are members like her, surely she should start to gather people around her and work on forming a new party for the next GE

Now I'm reminded of all those on p.ie who said that Róisín Shortall resigned for her own career, to save her seat, to fatten her wallet in the long run etc etc (despite the fact that she most likely would have kept her seat, is not now entitled to a ministerial pension, has none of the perks associated with being a minister and member of a governing party, has no prospect of promotion to cabinet and now has given up severance pay).


This, as far as I'm concerned is yet another example of how this woman is on of the most principled politicians in this country. A true, dignified public servant. Shame on Gilmore for not standing by her. She is far more representative of labour and its grassroots than he will ever be.
 

DaveM

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Resigning on principle? Refusing a golden handshake? I fear this change!
 

sic transit

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Common sense suggests that anyone in the same boat would do the same. Not doing so undermines her "principles" in the matter.
 

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