Cheque saga is appalling
Sir -- I sincerely hope that I am not the only citizen who is appalled and horrified by the news report (Sunday Independent, January 17, 2010), that more than €1,000,000 worth of cheques received by Meath County Council were not cashed. I also wonder if this practice has been repeated in other offices throughout the country. It would suggest gross inefficiency by those public servants involved.
These are the public servants who have complained so bitterly about the reductions in their salaries when, if they had been in private employment, they would have been very lucky to remain in their job.