The Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, has said the issue of Oireachtas expenses had to be put into perspective.
Mr Lenihan was speaking after the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, Tom O’Higgins, said his proposals to reform the system governing expenses for TDs and Senators were ignored by the commission.
Mr O’Higgins explained why he resigned in a letter which was disclosed to the Irish Times following a Freedom of Information request.
These guys will have to be brought kicking and screaming from their lucrative expenses rip-off
They have shown yesterday their total contempt of the taxpayers of this country by showing their support for the disgraceful behaviour of the CEANN Comhairle John O’Donoghue
It comes as no surprise to me that Mr.O Donoghue walks away with a (see Link) lavish payoff
Again curtsey of his pals on the same scam!