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From top: Sarah McInerney; Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh

This morning.

RTE Radio One’s Today with Sarah McInerney.

‘Do you think things like that aren’t an incentive to come back to work when you’re taking 20c off somebody who is earning the minimum wage an hour?’ she said.

[Pat McDonagh replied] ‘That’s not the point at all Sarah, the point is they get a meal worth €10, if we charge €1.60 for the meal then I think the value is much greater and they can get a coffee or a break whenever they want.’

He said that the docking of pay for meals ‘hasn’t been an issue up to now’ and that it seems his staff are ‘quite happy’.

‘Of course you’re going to get the exceptions here and there but that’s okay. That’s business. ‘

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