The Minister for Defence, Willie O'Dea, has acknowledged public unease about the scale of pay increases awarded to the Taoiseach and Cabinet ministers.
The 'No Shit Sherlock' Award goes to...
While Bertie has reportedly said that any U-turn on the pay rise (making him the best paid democratically elected head of state by far) would be 'tokenism'. Which is fair enough. I mean, Charlie had his own island for God's sake - Bertie has trouble with a modest house.
The budget should be fun.