Saturday 18 November 2017

McDaid is not a man of 'principle'

Dr Jim McDaid's statement, "I have principles and this is a matter of principle" (Irish Independent, April 29) in connection with his blind determination to hang on to a pension of €22,487 in the current climate, without being in any sense properly retired, deserves to be recorded as probably the most perverse use of the word "principle" since the old joke: "That's what I like: a man of principle. And I'm willing to pay for it."

What I ask myself above all is: How do people with such poor judgment as McDaid get elected to a national parliament in the first place?

James N O'Sullivan

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