Money paid to politicians should be more evenly and fairly divided as local councillors are expected to do their work for €5 an hour.
So says Kilkenny councillor Breda Gardner who says a lot of her colleagues locally and around the country are under increasing amounts of stress because of the demands placed on local representatives.
She was asked to give a talk to a national gathering of elected members last year on how to cope with stress, which she says really opened her eyes to the problem.
At a meeting of the Kilkenny City district on Friday, members were told that the average hours worked by a councillor per week was 27.
However, Councillor Gardner thinks it’s a lot more than that.
And she told KCLR News she feels there’s a huge disparity between what local and national representatives are paid.