The truth about TDs' pay
• The letter published in the Irish Independent on Wednesday, July 4, 'Too many TDs or not TDs -- that is the question', is inaccurate.
For starters, the letter writer says that the basic pay of a deputy is €95,363, rising to €101,446 for long-service TDs. This is wrong.
TDs are paid the basic salary of €92,672, commencing with the 31st Dail. Long Service Increments no longer exist, and all salaries are subject to tax and the normal charges and levies.