The Irish Sunday newspaper #frontpages – Sept 25

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A modest proposal to address the furore over TD pay increases…

Dáil Éireann March 10th 2016 – via Flickr

Just over twenty years ago the political system thought it had solved the problem of people getting upset at politicians voting themselves pay increases and setting their own wages.

It did this by accepting the recommendation of the 2001 Buckley report on higher-level public-sector remuneration and pegging TDs salaries at the same level as mid-grade principal officers in the Civil Service. Continue reading “A modest proposal to address the furore over TD pay increases…”

Implications of the latest political scandal for Fianna Fáil leadership

I discussed the implications of the latest political scandal for An Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil on RTÉ Radio One’s This Week show on Sunday August 28th, 2022.

My view is that An Taoiseach was hoping to avoid losing Deputy Troy as a Junior Minister as he did not wish to face into the prospect of nominating a replacement at this time. There are five or six very capable and willing candidates for appointment, each feeling that they have an “understanding” with the party leader that they will be promoted when the reshuffle comes in late December. Continue reading “Implications of the latest political scandal for Fianna Fáil leadership”

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