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If FF, FG and Labour are serious they will support Sinn Féin proposals to cut politicians wages

20 February, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has challenged the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour to support Sinn Féin’s proposals to cut Ministers’ wages by 40% and TDs wages by 20% if they are really committed to ending the gravy train culture.

Mr. Adams said:

“The fact is that former ministers from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Labour have all personally benefited from the gravy train culture in Leinster House. They all drew down massive salaries and severance payments, and received massive pensions while they were still working.

“They should be hanging their heads in shame about what went on and not trying to score dubious points off of each other.

“If the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour are really committed to ending the gravy train culture they should support Sinn Féin’s proposals to cut Ministers’ wages by 40% and TDs wages by 20%. To date they have all declined to do so.” ENDS

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