Monday August 3, 2020

Elaine Byrne: Martin should have seen the ministerial pay hike uproar coming

The government’s volte-face on ministerial salaries may actually have done more harm than good

2nd August, 2020
Micheál Martin; there has always been controversy when it comes to paying politicians. Picture: PA

Since God was a boy, there has been controversy when it comes to paying politicians. It is as predictable as the ebb and flow of the tide and the moon.

It is a mystery, then, that Micheál Martin, a man who has spent more than 30 years in elected office, did not see the brouhaha coming down the tracks about the pay top-ups to the three ‘super-junior’ ministers of state who sit at cabinet....

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