Donegal Deputy calls for better pay for Oireachtas secretaries

A Donegal Deputy is calling on the Government to pay Oireachtas secretaries better.

The starting salary for a secretary is currently €24,000 a year and only rises slightly in stages over a long period of time.

The issue was heavily debated in the Dail yesterday with a number of TDs adding their voice to the call.

Concerns were also raised that while a good discussion was had on the issue, it may fall off the agenda again without anything being done to address it.

Speaking in the Dail, Deputy Thomas Pringle says urgent action must be taken:

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