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How much is a Bertie Earner worth?

March 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Bertie Wobbles, Irish Politics

I’m waiting on the publication of the Oireachtas Register of Members interests by the Standards in Public Office Commission (they were on industrial action today so no phones answered!)

RTE has information on the disclosures made by Bertie Ahern amongst others. Regular readers will recognise the Bertie Earner and how last year our Iar-Taoiseach went on 16 foreign trips including visits to Nigeria, Honduras, and New York and took up a position writing for the News of the World, on the subject of sport. Oh and of course there was the buke.

It seems that the Bertie Earner can earn Bertie over €29,000 per speech according to the register of interests. This the income received from gigs booked through the Washington Speakers Bureau.   Currently there are four types of speech listed on Bertie’s page on their site.

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