Lenihan and co yet again fail to seize the moment

Brian Lenihan has done something astounding in the last few days. He insisted that most TDs would get a pay hike of €3,000 shortly, just as announcements are to be made that everyone else is to get a pay cut.

14th March, 2009

Brian Lenihan has done something astounding in the last few days. He insisted that most TDs would get a pay hike of €3,000 shortly, just as announcements are to be made that everyone else is to get a pay cut.

Almost certainly, Lenihan’s cabinet colleagues will dissuade him from that piece of madness, but what is alarming is that the person most directly responsible for devising and presenting the measures designed to rescue the country...

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