You’ve got to be Kidding.
Irish politicians are to receive access to free mental health counselling to help them cope with the strain of the recession that they played a huge part in creating. Not before time, some might say. Over the last few years, the cutbacks in the Irish health service have been savage, especially in the Mental Health sector despite suicide rates having rocketed since the financial meltdown. The Irish people have had to deal with unemployment, emigration, increased taxes and charges, repossessions, and deprivation, without the benefit of counselling. But I’m sure the nation will sleep easier knowing that our politicians with their huge salaries, gold-plated pensions, massive expenses, benefits galore, won’t have to shell out for their latest perk..