Martina Devlin: Budget first -- then Government must go - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie
In this article Devlin suggesys O'Cuiv gives up his merc and driver which costs 200k per annum, she does not go far enough.
Albert has done very well in his personal property dealings on the back of the Celtic pussy, his pet food company received handsome investments from the passports for cash scheme, he has very substantial pensions from his time as a politician, he is a wealthy man from business.
It would be a grand gesture if he gave up the merc and driver in the interests of the economy and ongoing crisis.
He should go very public with a statement and encourage others to follow same, in particular the gurrier, Ahern, from DNS.
Shame stopped Ahern from collecting a fee in Cashel, it made the attendees rethink their invitation and eventually withdraw same, one can only imagine his fury, he must have punched a few walls in that kichen he lives in on the telly.
Personally think Albert would enjoy pulling the car from under Ahern, they dont like each other as was very evident in testimonies at Mahon.
Albert can only be using the Merc for hatched, matched and despatched do's as his cognitive impairment condition renders him unfit for any political duties unless he has an Ernie Saunders recovery.
Most serving Ministers could do without this perk, time to lead by example, also any other ex Taoiseach should also give them up, taxis will suffice, time to share the pain.