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Fianna Fáil Minister Denies Trying To Prevent Pay Rise For Junior Ministers In The Past

The statements appeared on the party's website in 2017.

The Public Expenditure Minister is denying any knowledge of Fianna Fáil trying to stop a pay increase for super junior ministers in 2017. 

That's despite statements on the Fianna Fáil website from the time, saying the party would block any attempt at a salary top-up for then-Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor.

This week the party approved such a top-up for its own government, meaning all three Super Junior Ministers - including Offaly senator Pippa Hackett - will get a €16,000 pay rise. 

But when pressed on it Minister Michael McGrath said he doesn't remember his party trying to block the same move by Fine Gael a few years ago:

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