Our privileged elite persists
Published 25/09/2010 | 05:00
ALTHOUGH accustomed to reading about the extraordinary entitlements of our politicians, most people will be surprised to learn of the extraordinarily generous payments made to junior ministers who were demoted last year in order to cut government costs.
The golden handshakes totalled €175,000, with promises of more to come.
The revelations come on a day when adverse economic conditions prompted the Minister for Finance to try to reassure the public that, no, a double-dip recession is not coming.