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Could Judge Pattwell live on €390 a week?

AFTER working an eight-hour shift that finished at 7am, I read that an all-out assault has begun on the poor defenceless judges of this country.

They have to take a pay cut that will take me a year-and-a-half of weekend nights and constant night shifts to earn, leaving them with a mere €100,000 to live on. How could anyone in modern-day Ireland be expected to live on such a ridiculous amount?

As Judge Michael Pattwell says, the poor devils will be wiped out.

Give him this message: I'll swap with him and then he can try to raise three kids on a take-home pay of €390 a week. Then he'll have something to whinge about.

Joey Baker
Raharney, Co Westmeath

Irish Independent