Minister defends 7.5% increase in TD’s salaries

The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, John O’Donoghue says there are members of the Cabinet who would do a Chief Executive’s job better than many existing CEOs. He says there are bosses of companies smaller than Ireland who are paid better than the Taoiseach, who’s pay packet is set to increase to nearly 250-thousand euro. Minister O’Donoghue is defending the 7.5% increase to his and other TDs’ salaries.