Yet another example that blatantly shows where the Government’s priorities fall.
It has emerged that some €265,000 of taxpayer money was spent on brand new velvet carpets for Leinster House after some official passed a remark about the “sad state” of the carpets.
Replacing the furnishings was deemed to be a “priority” above all else, while at the same time refusing to relocate flood-affected families and allowing elderly patients to quietly languish on hospital trolleys for over three days and nights.
When sent out to tender, the specifications for the new carpets were “all materials and workmanship must be of the best quality”, with “inferior materials not acceptable”
Once again, the Goverment proves that it’s one rule for themselves while other rules apply for the masses.