Martina Devlin: No more jigs and reels - let's see some political integrity
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.