I guess the Irish Independent wasn’t wrong in proclaiming the return of the Good Times in Ireland (at least for some of us).
Today we hear that over the past three years our TDs and senators have pocketed a cool €100 million in pay and expenses between them.
That’s an average of €144,277 per elected representative per year and significantly more in some cases since 75 TD’s earned over €500,000 in the past 3 years.
Fine Gael’s Sean Barrett tops the noxious pile at €219,401 a year but is closely followed by Michael Kitt, Ciaran Lynch and Gerry Adams.
Not bad considering the Dáil and Seanad only sit for just over 100 days a year.