- 147,000 per year as president of a volunteer non governmental organisation!
A salary of €295,000, a pension contribution of €150,000, a €60,000 bonus and €30,000 director’s fee total
- €535,000 for a general secretary signed off by the leader of that non governmental membership organisation!
There is a great danger that the IFA fiasco will have further collateral impact on voluntary, community and charity organisations in terms of public perception.
While Michael Fitzmaurice TD was naive in his statement that “down through the years” in the IFA senior positions in the organisation were effectively unpaid” (http://www.thejournal.ie/ifa-general-secretary-salary-2456214-Nov2015/) it has come as a surprise to realise that the president of the IFA gets 5 times the average farmer’s income to lobby for the poor in the farming sector. While the president of the biggest farming organisation is supported to continue the running of his (and it’s always a ‘his’) farm and provided with expenses very few farmers realised that the president also gets paid.
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