Sunday 26 March 2017

Councillors paid more to represent less

THE investigation carried out by reporters Fiach Kelly and Edel Kennedy into the issue of councillors' expenses makes for riveting reading (Irish Independent, August 3 and 4).

The article prompted me to do a little research.

In addition to the 883 city and county councillors, I discovered that their contemporaries in the town councils number 666. In addition to this we have 60 borough councillors. Add in 166 TDs and 60 senators and this gives us a grand total of 1,835 paid politicians.

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