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Time to prune drastically our puffed-up political system

Read Tim Pat’s opinion piece in today’s Irish Times

“This is a depression not a recession. We should be considering the formation of a national government, and one strand of our discussions should not merely be concerned with TDs’ allowances, but of drastically pruning the numbers of TDs senators and councillors who feed from the public trough. Then we could talk about demanding sacrifice from the needy. Perhaps – dream on – even pay cuts for consultants and lawyers, including a voluntary reduction by judges.”