Gerry Adams is prepared to make quite a sacrifice if he is elected to government
Are the other party leaders prepared to do this?
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said that he will forego his ministerial salary if he is elected to government, according to The Irish Times.
In an interview with RTÉ radio this morning, Adams restated his desire to form part of the next government and his aspiration to be given a ministerial position.
However, Adams went on to say that he would not take the wage increase that comes with being a minister, and would take the 'average wage', as he believes in leading by example.
The average gross salary in Ireland is €26,800 - a fraction of the €150,000+ figures earned by ministers in the Irish cabinet.
We are eagerly awaiting his follow-up comments on Twitter.
Getting ready 4 Leaders Debate. I shud b ok. RTE 6 News doesn't even know I will be participating. pic.twitter.com/7gdgkMm2YF
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) February 21, 2016