Notebook: A look at the week that was
Published 07/08/2016 | 02:30
Did you feel all charitable and warm inside last week when you read about the amounts that the public purse shells out in pension payments to our ex-politicians?
If, like me, you have either no pension or a miserably reduced one to look forward to in your old age, then I'm sure the sight of the eye-popping sums our taxes are paying for gladdened your heart.
But spare a thought for poor Michael McDowell, who says that his pension stopped on the day he was elected to the Seanad and that he "lost out on about €30,000". Or at least he would have if it weren't for the fact that generous-hearted Michael had previously donated his pension to charity.