A Limerick A Day

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The value of assets owned by male TDs is almost double that of Female TDs

I’m glad our political class
Have all found the time to amass
The fortunes they’re due
For the hard work they do
Raise a toast! Some champagne in cut glass.

John Moynes

Rollingnews

4 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. John f

    So what exactly is the author’s point? The gender wage gap is easily debunked by common sense and rational analysis of factors like part-time, full-time work, experience, time served in role etc.
    to quote Sinead or Caroll “don’t gender this”.
    A person may take issue with the huge disparity in wealth between elected representatives and their constituents. That’s fair enough, but I would add that running a successful election campaign and the high degrees of public speaking involved is far beyond the comfort zone and skill sets of the average voter (except for Danny Healy Rae)………. he is an outlier.
    I don’t have that much of an issue with their baseline salary, my issue is with their unbelievable expenses.

    1. Cian

      I think he is saying that there are more longer-serving male TDs, and they (amazingly) have larger pension entitlements – and thus are more wealthy.

  2. John f

    So what exactly is the author’s point? The gender wage gap is easily debunked by common sense and rational analysis of factors like part-time, full-time work, experience, time served in role etc.
    To quote Sinead or Caroll “don’t gender this”.
    A person may take issue with the huge disparity in wealth between elected representatives and their constituents. That’s fair enough, but I would add that running a successful election campaign and the high degrees of public speaking involved is far beyond the comfort zone and skill sets of the average voter (except for Danny Healy Rae) he is an outlier.
    I don’t have that much of an issue with their baseline salary, my issue is with their unbelievable expenses.

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