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What is a high earner in Ireland today?


SPN

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I've just come across this report which delves into the breakdown of earnings across Irish society.

The one major caveat I'm seeing on first reading is that the data dates from 2009.

The most curious aspect is that the report comes from a Trades Union funded think tank, yet the main conclusions would appear to support the position that PS pay is too high.

Read the report and tell us what you think.

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wombat

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According to my reading, gross €60k puts you in the top 10% in the year of the survey, 2009. Sounds like the magic €100k spoken of for "taxing the rich" would bring in very little revenue.
 

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Amazingly rich country so.
 

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I've just come across this report which delves into the breakdown of earnings across Irish society.

The most curious aspect is that the report comes from a Trades Union funded think tank, yet the main conclusions would appear to support the position that PS pay is too high.
How does it support this conclusion without even mentioning PS pay??
 

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Did it give a earning figure as to when someone can regard themselves as High Earners?
 

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Did it give a earning figure as to when someone can regard themselves as High Earners?

here is the income distribution in the report for you to make your judgement on what is high pay

Table Appendix 7.3.1 Revenue Commissioners Gross Income Distribution data for 2009, by tax case

Range € No of cases % total Total Income € % total

0-10000 394,539 18.34% 1,734,780,000 2.11%
10000-15000 184,773 08.59% 2,317,690,000 2.82%
15000-20000 198,863 09.24% 3,495,390,000 4.26%
20000-30000 386,863 17.98% 9,609,170,000 11.71%
30000-40000 293,749 13.65% 10,219,750,000 12.46%
40000-50000 204,688 9.51% 9,138,750,000 11.14%
50000-60000 136,972 6.37% 7,490,220,000 09.13%
60000-75000 131,135 6.10% 8,772,150,000 10.69%
75000-100000 110,765 5.15% 9,482,340,000 11.56%
100000-200000 88,499 4.11% 11,480,420,000 13.99%
200000+ 20,610 0.96% 8,310,760,000 10.13%

Total 2,151,456 1.00 82,051,420,000 100.00%
 
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How the hell is 60000 a big salary when a couple with 2 kids who never worked a day in their lives nor ever will can get a benefits package of 45000.

This country is broken and still a bubble. It needs to be deflated equally and gradually. Irish people have no appetite for communism.
 

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High earners in Ireland today are the golden circle who bankrupted the country and have no intention of acknowledging,never mind addressing their enormous debts. These people are laughing at us, as we fight to the death over the leftovers.
 

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Somebody who goes from being a CEO of a sub county level VEC, to being an "advisor" to a minister, without the job spec ever being released or without any formal selection procedure ?
 

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I've just come across this report which delves into the breakdown of earnings across Irish society.

The one major caveat I'm seeing on first reading is that the data dates from 2009.

The most curious aspect is that the report comes from a Trades Union funded think tank, yet the main conclusions would appear to support the position that PS pay is too high.

Read the report and tell us what you think.

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Can you quote that particular conclusion because I can't find it. Thanks.
 

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Or somebody who goes from being an ex politician to a handy no. in some bull************************ quango
 

SPN

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Can you quote that particular conclusion because I can't find it. Thanks.
Do you understand the meaning of the words "would appear to be"?
 

firefly123

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Do you understand the meaning of the words "would appear to be"?
Ah I see. So it doesn't say that at all but you were hoping the majority of readers would skip the article and just absorb that little nugget. You "would appear to be" telling porkies. No problem. I'm sure the damage has been done.
 

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How the hell is 60000 a big salary when a couple with 2 kids who never worked a day in their lives nor ever will can get a benefits package of 45000.

This country is broken and still a bubble. It needs to be deflated equally and gradually. Irish people have no appetite for communism.
And to rent a house in even the worst areas in Dublin, you need the bones of a grand (post tax cash) a month lying about.
 

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So where are all the thousands of people getting the money - not to mention the time - to go off for weekend soccer and rugby matches, not to mention the thousands that trek away on more major sports trips every couple of years? How much would one need to be earning to afford that?
 

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These stats, 50% of individuals have a gross annual income of less than €18,000
On average individuals in the Republic of Ireland have an annual gross income of €26,800 really stood out and are actually shocking and give the lie to the average wage being in the mid 30K range!:mad:
They also indicate public sector pay is beyond a joke and needs to be whacked goodoh!:mad:
 

General Urko

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How the hell is 60000 a big salary when a couple with 2 kids who never worked a day in their lives nor ever will can get a benefits package of 45000.

This country is broken and still a bubble. It needs to be deflated equally and gradually. Irish people have no appetite for communism.
I know similar with 10 kids and who are on well over 50K tax free with subsidised housing, medical cards all round etc, You couldn't make it up!:mad:
 

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