Cut number of TDs to 100 and save €15m a year
* 'Quality in preference to quantity' and 'evidence of value for money' must be the two 'vitals' for a reformed new government.
The entire Oireachtas are well aware they are top-heavy in numbers and costing the taxpayers a 'bomb'. Any economies made would be a far more commendable national effort than pressuring requests to cut the dole, medical card services or child benefit – a scandalous intrusion on the needy.
We need an effective, compact and affordable government. Nothing so simple as dropping a suggested eight TDs; only a real, serious refurbishment will justify the cost of a referendum.