This is just to bring it to the attention of those who read P.ie from afar and may not fully realise how insensitive and arrogant the Irish 'leadership' is. It is Christmas after all but no break from the harsh decisions they make on our behalf.
...TDs cut their own budget by just 2.5pc. after backing harsh Budget cuts to child benefit and respite care grants for the rest of us. Quietly they will vote through (legislation was published without any publicity) a budget for running the Dail and Seanad of €108m a year.....then head off for Christmas holidays.
The €324m budget for the Dail and Seanad for the next three years is down only 2.5pc. This represents an average running cost of €108m a year. The budget is due to be voted through by the Government today, with a maximum of three hours allocated for debate....
The biggest cost in the Oireachtas budget is paying for the wages, travel expenses and supports for the 166 TDs and 60 senators. Really so where are the harsh cutbacks in overpaid TD's? Cut backs in numbers of TD's? Reform in expenses etc? Enda220'000kpa still at the helm of a bunch of stooges.