The top ten council officials in Monaghan cost almost one million euro a year.
The spending of councils across the country is coming under scrutiny, as members of the public are told that the one hundred euro household charge is going towards local authorities.
The salary of county managers in both Cavan and Monaghan is 132,511 per annum, on a par with many of their colleagues across the country.
In Monaghan, 2 directors of services are paid between 90,453 euro and 106,900, with an acting director of services and the head of finance on the same salary scale.
The top ten earners in Monaghan County Council are between them paid just shy of 1 million euro a year, at 999,890 euro.