“We share the same concerns as the ordinary members of the public. We see a few people who are in receipt of huge salaries who have mismanaged and driven our economy and our country almost to the edge of bankruptcy and they seem to be getting off scot-free.
Our colleagues and the ordinary workers out there will for years have to pay for this incompetence through pay cuts and levies and we can’t understand how these people have been allowed to get away scot-free
They receive huge salaries that you couldn’t even dream about and huge bonuses and they are motivated by one thing – greed. And we feel this should be dealt with.”
(Morning Ireland, 3rd report).
Is this Joe Higgins talking, is it a radical union leader, is it a revolutionary student?
No, it’s Joe Dirwan, General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors talking about his members participation in the anti government protest march at the weekend and expressing his deep anger towards that same government for allowing greedy bankers to walk away with the loot.
The message? Politicians, watch your backs.