The Department of the Environment has confirmed that former County Council CEO Tim Caffrey has received a gross payment of almost €240,000 following his retirement, writes Liam Cosgrove.
Mr Caffrey, who retired last month after ten years as Longford County Council's most senior civil servant, is entitled to receive a gross pension lump sum of €238,364.
Part of that figure includes a special severance gratuity of €49,883.
He is set to receive a gross annual pension of €62,827.
Details of Mr Caffrey's pension and severance entitlements comes four months after a political standards watchdog found he had breached ethics legislation.
It its findings, a Standards in Public Office (SIPO) inquiry found Mr Caffrey had acted “negligently to a high degree” when he failed to disclose in writing to the Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council his interest in a property which was to purchased on behalf of a housing charity.
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