Four Wicklow councillors are set to join a group of councillors nationwide receiving a total of €6 million in gratuities following retirement after May’s local elections.
Wicklow County Council’s costs are the highest in the country, with their 12 former councillors receiving a sum totalling €505,000, according to the report released under the Freedom of Information Act.
17 councillors nationwide received in excess of €70,000 each, four of these being Wicklow based.
The four councillors and their gratuities are as follows;
- Pat Vance – €73,600
- Jim Ruttle – €73,200
- Tommy Cullen – €71,400
- Pat Doran – €70,750
The highest earning councillor in Ireland comes from Longford, where Luie McEntrie received just under €80,000.