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Poll: Should Northern Ireland's politicians have their pay docked?

Deadlines continue to whizz by – and still there’s no deal. Is it time to dock MLAs’ pay?

DUP leader Arlene Foster.
DUP leader Arlene Foster.
Image: PA Wire/PA Images

NORTHERN IRELAND HAS been without a functioning devolved government since the start of the year, when the administration collapsed in the wake of the ‘cash for ash’ controversy.

Further deadlines have whizzed by in recent weeks - and little movement is expected in the coming days, as tensions heighten due to the loyalist marching season getting under way.

Gerry Adams rejected a suggestion that MLAs should have their pay cut, earlier this year. This week, both main parties – Sinn Féin and the DUP – insisted assembly members should be paid throughout the summer.

We want to know: Should MLAs have their pay cut as efforts continue to reach a deal?


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