Voluntary payments amounting to €698,000 have been made to Revenue Commissioners from members of the judiciary. A total of 111 judges have now paid the voluntary pension levy, according to the Revenue In addition, commitments via standing orders which amount to €522,000 per month have also been given.
Controversy arose last year after it was revealed that just 72 of the 142 judges in the State had paid the voluntary levy by the end of September. Under the voluntary arrangement, judges were asked to pay 10 per cent of their income a year.
Source: The Irish Times