Thursday 21 September 2017

Lack of transparency over payments isn't good for democracy

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Environment Minister Phil Hogan
Environment Minister Phil Hogan
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Today the Irish Independent starts the process of publishing the earnings of every county and city councillor in the country for the past two years.

It is an important part of any democracy that the public knows how much and by whom their elected representatives are paid.

This is particularly true at a time when many of them are pounding the pavement looking for your vote.

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