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Aontú Bill Would See Dáil And Seanad Reps Take 25% Pay Hit

The cuts would last for the duration of level four and five restrictions.

A bill being introduced by Aontú could see TDs and senators taking a 25% pay cut for the duration of the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions. 

If adopted, a TD's basic salary would drop by just over €24,000, with representatives in the Seanad facing a reduction of just over €17,000. 

Allowances would not be affected under the plan. 

Party leader and Meath-West deputy Peadar Tóibín says politicians can't govern if they can't relate:

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