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Your problem is you're just not special

People at the top are special – they deserve special treatment and lots of special pay, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 01/12/2013 | 02:30

WHAT happened to Ruairi Quinn last week? Is the pressure getting to the Minister for Education? Ruairi might have been just mouthing off on Friday and perhaps this made him oblivious to the meaning of his words. Which is why Ruairi effectively called for the resignation of the entire Cabinet of which he is a member.

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Perhaps he didn't mean to do that, but that's what happens when politicians get old, feel impregnable and are utterly convinced of their own righteousness. They swing the axe and give it to themselves in the neck.

Ruairi was just one of the high-minded people who last week got upset about the "top-ups" of the salaries of various worthies. In this case, Ruairi wanted the board of the Central Remedial Clinic to resign, given that various CRC bigwigs have had their salaries topped-up from money destined to support disabled people.

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