TWO secretaries suing their former Fianna Fáil MEP bosses for not organising their pensions discovered later that the pensions were paid to other people, a court heard yesterday.
Margaret Hackett and Kathleen Egan, both in their 60s, may now learn who those mystery recipients were. The women are suing Irish ex-Fianna Fáil MEPs James Fitzsimons and Liam Hyland.
The women are each now living off of State pensions, which work out at about €200 a week. But if they got the European Parliament Assistance Allowance pensions they’re entitled to, they’d be getting up to €12,000 a month.
Margaret Hackett, 61, f rom Borris-in- Ossory, Co. Laois, and Kathleen Egan, 66, from Caucestown, Athboy, Co. Meath, worked for Mr Fitzsimons and Mr Hyland respectively for about 20 years.
When both politicians decided not to seek re-election in 2004, the wom
Tags: James Fitzsimons, Liam Hyland, pension, fraud, irish politicians, fianna fail, illegal, crime, margaret hackett, kathleen egan, member of european parliament, mep,
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