Another hidden perk exposed

Letter in today’s Irish Independent.

Reading a recent taxation publication I came across the following regarding PRSI:

“The following are excluded for PRSI purposes: Payments received by a person in respect of the following offices: income related to a member of the Dail, An Seanad, or the European Parliament, the judiciary, public offices under the state such as Labour Court members, the Comptroller and Auditor General, Harbour Commissioners etc.”

Surely this is a scandal at any time, but particularly in the present climate. How do they justify this?

Joe Kennedy