Corrupt politicians may lose pension says Irish official

| 26/03/2012

cole.jpg(RTE-News): The pensions of people found guilty of misconduct and corruption could be stopped, according to a Minister of State. However Junior Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Costello told RTÉ's The Week in Politics that this would require a constitutional referendum if it is to cover people named in the Mahon Tribunal Report. He said it is a matter that should be looked at and added that it could be considered by the Constitution Convention that the Government plans to establish. Fianna Fáil's Seán Ó Fearghaíl said he would have no problem in supporting legislation to back this proposal.

A vote on expelling Mr Ahern from Fianna Fáil will not now be held, but a recommendation that there should be a root and branch review of the organisation in Dublin Central, Mr Ahern's constituency, will be tabled.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why can't that happen here…?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Corruption in high office…..means I could lose my pension….?

    Yes indeed, read and weep.