Willie O’Dea to be Paid More than Dick Cheney

October 26, 2007 at 3:31 am 6 comments

With their nice new shiny salary increases:

  • Bertie Ahern will be paid more than the American President
  • Brian Cowen will be paid more than the British Prime Minister
  • Willie O’Dea will be paid more than the American Vice President
  • Conor Lenihan will be paid more than an American Senator

But do you know how much our Ministers make compared to those in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Slovakia? Click here to find out: >>>

Salary Comparisons

  • €310,000 Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
  • €279,000 US President George Bush ($400,000)
  • €270,000 Irish Tanaiste Brian Cowen
  • €268,000 UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (£187,000)
  • €261,000 German Prime Minister Angela Merkel
  • €240,000 Irish Cabinet Ministers
  • €240,000 French Prime Minister Francois Fillon
  • €218,000 German Cabinet Minister
  • €210,000 Australian Prime Minister John Howard ($330,000)
  • €196,000 UK Cabinet Ministers (£137,000)
  • €192,000 Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
  • €165,000 Irish Junior Ministers
  • €165,000 Australian Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile ($260,000)
  • €150,000 US Vice President Dick Cheney ($215,000)
  • €148,000 US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi ($212,000)
  • €143,000 UK Junior Ministers (£100,000)
  • €141,000 Australian Cabinet Minister ($222,000)
  • €123,000 Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
  • €122,000 Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
  • €115,000 US Senator or Congressman ($165,000)
  • €109,000 Australian Junior Minister ($171,000)
  • €49,500 Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski
  • €39,000 Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico

Entry filed under: Ireland, News, Politics.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ScaryGirl  |  October 26, 2007 at 9:46 am

    To be fair though, a lot of these prime ministers and presidents get their accommodation paid for, so it’s free of charge, whereas Bertie … oh.

  • 2. Tiny Planet » I'm paying for what now?  |  October 26, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    […] observes that Wonder Willie the Great Defence Minister — that’s this muppet — now earns more than the US vice-president, while Cowen is just ahead of British prime minister Gordon Brown. In fact junior ministers earn […]

  • 3. Michael Nugent  |  October 26, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Scarygirl, Ahern was on the lunchtime radio news, and – entirely without irony – he actually used the free house argument. Seriously.

    It’s getting to the stage that you can’t do satire anymore.

  • […] Typically irish, but we elected and pay them. This indymedia article probably explains the muppets decision better. Even George knows the answer […]

  • 5. begorragh  |  November 9, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Well at least Willie doesn’t start wars for us…

  • 6. jfk  |  November 15, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Bertie could have residence for free with all services in Farmleigh house but he has chosen to stick with the knackers in north Dublin


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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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