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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Department of An Taoiseach

Ministerial Staff

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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76. To ask the Taoiseach the number of political staff working in his Department; the role of each; and the salary in each case. [45773/15]

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael)
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A total of seventeen political staff are employed by my Department. The table below sets out the role of each individual staff member and the salary in each case.

TitleSalary
Chief of Staff€156,380
Special Adviser to the Taoiseach€156,380
Special Adviser to the Taoiseach€84,706
Special Adviser to the Taoiseach€84,706
Special Adviser to Chief Whip€84,706
Government Press Secretary€115,431
Assistant Government Press Secretary€87,258
Deputy Government Press Secretary/Head of GIS€93,297
Personal Assistant to the Taoiseach€74,973
Personal Assistant to the Taoiseach€68,293
Personal Assistant to the Taoiseach€68,293
Personal Assistant to the Taoiseach€64,257
Personal Assistant to the Taoiseach€51,581
Personal Assistant to the Chief Whip€46,016
Personal Secretary to the Taoiseach€45,251
Personal Secretary to the Taoiseach€45,251
Personal Secretary to the Chief Whip€47,755

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