Saturday 21 January 2017

Politicians' pay not to blame

Published 12/01/2010 | 05:00

I disagree with Mattie Greville when he says that we "cannot afford the financial burden of our parliamentarians" (Letters, January 11).

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Democracy is not perfect. But it is better than any alternative. While I agree with Mattie Greville that our parliamentarians are paid too much it is not their salaries and expenses that has brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy. It is the disastrous decisions those politicians in positions of power have made. We must also remember that these decisions were supported by a majority of the Dail.

A Leavy
Sutton, Dublin 13

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