LOCAL COUNCILLORS CALL FOR PAY RISE
Councillors are calling for a 40 percent pay hike due to what they say is a substantial increase in workload.
The increase would see their income go from just over 16,000 euro per year to 23,000.
John Crowe is the president of Irish Association of Irish Local Government.
He thinks Councillors deserve to be better paid.
“The amount of work that councillors are doing nationwide is unbelievable”, he said.
“They are the people that are on the ground, they’re the people that are meeting people 24/7”.
“Any problem in an area, the first person you will go to is your county councillor” he added.