Wednesday 18 January 2017

Taxpayers left to foot the bill yet again

Published 01/04/2014 | 02:30

Hopefully President Michael D Higgins will deliver a grounded message during his State visit to Britain
Hopefully President Michael D Higgins will deliver a grounded message during his State visit to Britain

* Well holy God, they're at it again.

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The Lord Mayor and the burghers in Cork City Hall have decided in their expansive wisdom and generosity that President Michael D Higgins should shortly be given the Freedom of the City.

No great harm in that, you might say – the only problem is that we, the ordinary people of Cork, will, as usual, end up footing the rather expensive bill through our rates, property and other taxes.

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