Vultures cost us dearly
Madam -- Democracy has certainly come to our country with a heavy price. Just look at some of the charges that are being claimed by our elected.
At last the Government has done something positive in this direction and reduced the number of TDs in the next election by eight. Much too few to my way of thinking: a reduction of 50 per cent would have been much more welcome. And as regards county councillors, a 75 per cent reduction is badly needed.
The cost of keeping these vultures is unbelievable with their inflated salaries, expenses vouched and unvouched, quangos and other money-grabbing opportunities.