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Snouts in the Trough: Irish Politicians and their Expenses

Snouts in the Trough: Irish Politicians and their Expenses

Ken Foxe

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Rocking Irish politics to its very foundations, Snouts Through the Trough gives an inside account of the expenses of Irish politicians based on previously unseen documents.

Out of print. Our last copies.

Snouts in the Trough is an eye-opening glimpse into the world of unearned privilege, unreasonable expectation and gross extravagance that characterises our political and administrative elite. Yes, the same geniuses who have overseen our slide towards disaster.

Did Noel Dempsey really have to run up a bill of €75,000 in one week in California, all covered by the taxpayer? Why do Irish Cabinet Ministers stay in luxury hotels usually frequented by millionaires and royalty? Even John Gormley, taking the ferry to Holyhead in a fit of Green virtue, found that an Embassy limousine had driven from London to fetch him once he got ashore.

And then there's the excesses of the semi-state agencies of which FÁS is simply the most notorious. A system that invites a sense of entitlement and encourages waste is the norm.

And all this is paid for by the taxpayer. That's you, muggins.

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Author Ken Foxe
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 1 Oct 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717148363

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