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# Allowances

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Report shows independent TDs get less state funding
Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.
The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Hundreds waiting over a year to appeal refused disability allowance
Figures released by Joan Burton show 4,169 are appealing a refusal, with 321 of them waiting over a year for it.
Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.
Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government
The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.
Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park
The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.
Howlin looking at incorporating public sector allowances into core pay
Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Brendan Howlin said it would be unreasonable to take away such a large portion of pay from certain groups.
Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts
The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.
Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers
Which Irish county has the fewest same-sex civil partners? And how many times could Facebook fill Croke Park?
Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade
PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.
Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.
Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems
Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.
Howlin defends progress in public sector reform despite allowances hurdle
Brendan Howlin says the results of the review on public sector allowances will lead to substantial savings over time.
Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at
The junior finance minister says that salaries of over €100,000 paid to people in the public sector is “the biggest area” the government needs to look at.
Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?
Dáil public accounts committee to examine public sector allowances
The committee is to scrutinise the controversial allowances to public sector workers following news that savings targeted this year will not be met.
Teachers' unions criticise allowance decisions as cuts to salary
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says enforcing cuts originally introduced in the Budget means a third successive pay cut.
Public Sector Allowances: The ones they *might* change
These allowances still stand but might be modified for future appointees: Secretaries to ministers and taoisigh; giving advice on keeping people safe on winter roads; taxi allowances and more…
Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want to keep
Gardaí are to keep their dog handling, uniform cleaning and boot allowances, while teachers with more than 35 years service will continue to receive a corresponding allowance.
Public Sector Allowances: The ones they want abolished
New appointees in the public/civil sector may no longer get allowances for things you may not have known they were entitled to… like not leaking exam papers and for “night attire”.
Allowances, Reilly and property tax on the agenda as Cabinet returns
The Cabinet meets for the first time in over a month today amid growing tensions between the two coalition parties over Health Minister James Reilly.
New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010
Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.
Burton: No plans to change disability allowance eligibility
The Minister noted a surge in applications for disability allowance, but denied any changes in criteria or conditions.
Over €1m spent on sending children of Irish diplomats to school
The cost will rise this year but in over a third of Irish foreign posts there are no children in education paid for by the State.
Public service allowances: see all the figures for yourself
From cost of living allowances to clothing payments… all the info is here.
Shoes, health insurance top ups and school fees - public service allowances revealed
Millions in school fees and cost of living expenses are paid to those posted overseas, while details of allowances paid across many of the departments have been revealed.
Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability
4.1 per cent of the population are now listed as being carers, latest census figures show, as 13 per cent of the population claim they have a disability.
Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances
One union says it expects the review of some 800 different allowances and that some will go.
The TDs who were paid less than €50k in expenses - and why
We look at how the majority of the 31st Dáil representatives were paid allowances in 2011.
Teachers angry as allowances suspended
The Teachers Union of Ireland has claimed the suspension will lead to a further loss of income for new teachers of up to 15 per cent.