Billy Timmins (FG)
Given the current economic climate would you be willing to forgo the raise? ‘It’s part of a 2.5 per cent wage augment right across the sector and not just for politicians.
‘It’s a pretty modest increase for all involved. I would be an advocate of radical reforms of our political system, including the Oireachtas and local government.
I wouldn’t have any problem with a pay freeze right across the board.’ Since the last election what have you done to justify your salary? There aren’t enough pages in your newspaper to cover everything I have done in that time.’