Wednesday 17 January 2018

People need to appreciate our work and the costs we incur

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Dermot Lacey defended the payments to councillors, but said sums claimed for conferences were an issue. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Dermot Lacey defended the payments to councillors, but said sums claimed for conferences were an issue. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Dermot Lacey

There is a tendency for the media to make a meal out of the payments made to city and county councillors across the county.

In fairness though, it should be said that the Irish Independent is better than most in this regard, and I welcome the opportunity to provide my perspective as a councillor.

First of all, I would like to point out that councillors pay tax and PRSI on the representational allowance element of what they receive.

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