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Pics: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda over public sector cuts

Campaigning in Meath East today, Enda Kenny came under fire from an off-duty garda who was unhappy with cuts to his and public sector workers’ pay.

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY was confronted by an off-duty garda who took issue with cuts to pay in the public sector while on the campaign trail in Meath East today.

Ahead of Wednesday’s by-election, Kenny was in the SuperValu supermarket in Ratoath canvassing for Fine Gael’s candidate Helen McEntee when he was harangued by the garda over the cuts to the pay of public service workers.

The off-duty garda did not give his name to media because of the nature of his job but he did confirm he was a member of the 24/7 Frontline Alliance of emergency services workers.

The man told the Taoiseach that his daughter had been hospitalised on St Patrick’s Day where she was treated by doctors and nurses – public sector workers – whose pay, along with his, was now being cut.

“You’re turning around to cut them people’s wages including my on an allowance that I feel I am very much entitled to. I didn’t cause this economy to collapse yet I feel I am being singled out,” he said, according to RTÉ News.

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