Mayor of Galway is highest paid Galway councillor

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Mayor of Galway Pádraig Conneely topped the list of Galway councillors for salary and expenses last year.
According to today’s Irish Indepedent, he was paid 59,613 euro in 2013.
He was followed by former Mayor of County Galway, Tom Welby- who received 46,813 euro last year.
The lowest paid city councillor was Michelle Murphy, who earned just over 1,000 euro – Councillor Murphy was co-opted to the council following the departure of Senator Hildegard Naughton.
In the county, the lowest paid councillors last year were Jim Cuddy and Malachy Noone, who each received just under 22,000 euro.
On average, most city and county councillors were paid between 25,000 and 35,000 euro in 2013.
Councillors are paid an annual salary of 16,565 euro, and can also claim expenses from their local authority for attending meetings, conferences and training courses.
There is also a payment for mayors and deputy mayors, and for chairing certain committees.
Last year, over 446 thousand euro was paid to Galway City Councillors, while County Councillors were paid a total of over 903 thousand euro.
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