Saturday 23 September 2017

Seven are indeed a motley crew

Sir -- The frenetic and costly race for nomination is over and a record seven candidates are all salivating at the prospect of landing the best 'non-job' in Ireland in terms of annual salary and tax-free expenses. And what a motley crew the 'seven' are. Three can be best described as TV and showbiz celebs or 'wannabe' celebs, two are ageing political warhorses who have been drawing inflated salaries and tax-free expenses for years, one is an ex-con who has served 'time' in this State and one was described in the Sunday Independent on September 25 as 'queen of the quangos'. Let's hope that internationally the calibre of candidate is not seen to reflect the nadir to which we have plunged.

A. Kehoe

Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford

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