public sector numbers

In 2008, public pay and pensions €18.75 billion 2010 it will be €17.3 billion

Pay-cuts in Public sector average 6.2% this year.

Pension levy – €875 in 2010

Number of pensioners in 2008 – 85,000 to 103,000 now

Pension costs have risen from €1.35 billion in 2005 to €2.23 billion in 2010

from 2005 to 2010 Civil service numbers up 1.4%: Garda and Army numbers up
3%:
education numbers up 17.33%: Health up 10.5%

In net terms the pay bill rose by 8.3% in 2006, 8.5% in 2007 and by 6.6% in 2008.