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WITH a severe budget looming that will see hardship across the country to resemble the depressing 1950s, I find it amazing that Taoiseach Brian Cowen sleeps easy in his bed knowing his comfort zone pay packet will continue to give him sweet dreams.

Will someone in Ireland please explain why Mr Cowen is paid considerably more than the British prime minister. Britain is quickly approaching 60 million population compared with the Republic’s 4.7 million. Does this not suggest the Irish people are paying a very high price for the services of their leader.

There are also too many TDs for such a small country.

To put it in perspective, the Australian parliament operates with fewer elected representatives.

It’s high time Ireland redrafted its constitution. For far too long the country has been run by too many overpaid chiefs and not enough Indians.

Brendan Buffini

Whitebeam Drive






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