Friday August 14, 2020

Our politicians’ high salaries are a national disgrace

Last Wednesday, Martin Mansergh, the Fianna Fail TD for Tipperary South, defended Bertie Ahern’s pay hike, saying that 13,000 Irish citizens were earning more than Ahern, including people in the media, business people, professionals and even family d

24th November, 2007

Last Wednesday, Martin Mansergh, the Fianna Fail TD for Tipperary South, defended Bertie Ahern’s pay hike, saying that 13,000 Irish citizens were earning more than Ahern, including people in the media, business people, professionals and even family doctors.

He said: ‘‘Either a lot of the most successful people are overpaid, or it must be accepted in the context of this society, that the Taoiseach’s salary is commensurate with his responsibilities, which ultimately are greater...

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