Martina Devlin: No more jigs and reels - let's see some political integrity
Published 04/02/2010 | 05:00
Dear Mattie McGrath, First let me commend you for refusing to be yoked together with the herd. Unlike your fellow backbenchers, you are not lending automatic support to a government decision which many deputies know in their hearts to be wrong.
I see you speak for rural interests, as a Tipperary South TD, according to the mission statement on your website. So far, you're no sheep.
The Government has executed a U-turn by reprieving top earners in the 'permanent government' of senior public servants from the full impact of pay cuts. You are on the record as condemning this.