Longford County Council chairman, Brian Lynch, was accused of drawing an allowance of £10,000 from the taxpayers of the county for “sitting in a chair and doing nothing” during a bitter debate on allowances at the final Estimates meeting on Friday last.
Pointing out that the figure of £10,000 was “not an allowance but a tax-free salary”, Cllr Murphy said the chairman was allowed to draw this huge sum of money in addition to his expenses and he asked his colleagues if they had “all gone mad” to condone this type of behaviour.
“It is a pity we didn't hold this meeting in the Market Square to let the public see what really goes on in this Chamber” said Cllr Murphy “we are saving £20,000 on abolishing disabled
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