McDaid is not a man of 'principle'
Published 30/04/2010 | 05:00
Dr Jim McDaid's statement, "I have principles and this is a matter of principle" (Irish Independent, April 29) in connection with his blind determination to hang on to a pension of €22,487 in the current climate, without being in any sense properly retired, deserves to be recorded as probably the most perverse use of the word "principle" since the old joke: "That's what I like: a man of principle. And I'm willing to pay for it."
What I ask myself above all is: How do people with such poor judgment as McDaid get elected to a national parliament in the first place?
James N O'Sullivan