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Burton hands Begg 20K post on State board

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[font=Georgia, serif]Joan Burton hands union figure €20K-a-year post on State board, skipping appointments process[/font]

[font='PT Sans', sans-serif]The former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has been appointed as chairman of a State board - without going through the new process for State appointments.[/font]

[font='PT Sans', sans-serif]David Begg was today named as the new chairman of the Pensions Authority for a five-year term - a post worth over €20,000 a year.[/font]

[font='PT Sans', sans-serif]It has been confirmed this evening that he was not appointed through the Public Appointments Service, but instead was chosen by Tánaiste Joan Burton.[/font]

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[font='PT Sans', sans-serif]http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/joan-burton-hands-union-leader-20k-a-year-post-on-state-board-skipping-appointments-process-715577.html[/font]



[font='PT Sans', sans-serif][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Loyalty has a price..[/font][/font]
 

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Joan obviously knows she ain't getting back in and is paying back some of the pals. It's called 'new politics' oirish style.
 

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BURNOUT said:
Joan obviously knows she ain't getting back in and is paying back some of the pals. It's called 'new politics' oirish style.
Is he really the only person in the country who knows his arse from his elbow pension-wise?
 

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[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]FORMER UNION BOSS David Begg has said his new role as chair of the Pension Authority wasn’t one he would have put himself forward for – and that he’ll step away from the job if Labour wants him to.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]However, he says he won’t be forced out of the job by political opponents of the party.[/font]
So he didn't want the job, but took it anyhow because the salary it came with was too good to turn down? Even more absurd he didn't seek the job and has no interest in it, he will do a great job![font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]b. [/font]

Political cronyism at its best!


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http://www.thejournal.ie/begg-burton-role-2549951-Jan2016/
 
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