Limerick parish priest condemns arrogance of government Ministers


Fr Pat Hogan

MINISTERS trumpeting a reduction of €1 in the minimum wage as a stepping stone to national recovery have been described as
“obnoxious” by Southill parish priest Fr Pat Hogan.

As part of its four-year plan, the Government is to introduce a new minimum wage of €7.65 per hour which it says will allow employers bring more people into the workforce.

Reacting to the plan, Fr Hogan said, “It is obvious that the country needs new thinking and a new way forward but a 12 per cent cut in the minimum wage is targeting the wrong people yet again.

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