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#Expenses

# expenses - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

# expenses - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

# expenses - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Coveney says he has not spoken to Dara Murphy.

# expenses - Monday 23 December, 2019

Varadkar 'annoyed' as Dara Murphy unwilling to present himself for investigation

Questions have been raised about Murphy’s attendance and expenses when he was a TD.

# expenses - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Taoiseach says wrong impression being created that Dara Murphy was 'totally absent' from the Dáil

Murphy was in Leinster House on 24 sitting days out of 70 in the first nine months of 2019 and just 42 of the 104 sitting days during 2018.

# expenses - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

# expenses - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

# expenses - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

# expenses - Monday 9 December, 2019

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses

Questions still hang over who will carry out the review into Murphy’s expense claims.

# expenses - Thursday 5 December, 2019

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

# expenses - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he's spoken to TD Dara Murphy about the controversy over his Dáil expenses

Varadkar says he plans to overhaul the political expenses system.

# expenses - Monday 11 March, 2019

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit US President Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day.

# expenses - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# expenses - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

# expenses - Monday 19 November, 2018

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate Tax

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

# expenses - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

# expenses - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails

The petition followed Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# expenses - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

# expenses - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

# expenses - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

# expenses - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A cloud over British politics': Tories won't face criminal charges for Battlebus expenses

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was “surprised” at the decision not to press charges.

# expenses - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

# expenses - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

# expenses - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

# expenses - Sunday 22 January, 2017

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

# expenses - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# expenses - Saturday 22 October, 2016

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

# expenses - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# expenses - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334

Delays and uncertainty in the formation of a new government meant the tickets were booked just four days in advance – costing €9,257 for Enda Kenny alone.

# expenses - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# expenses - Monday 25 April, 2016

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

# expenses - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses

Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.

# expenses - Sunday 31 January, 2016

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie

# expenses - Friday 18 September, 2015

Ten senior politicians cost the State more than €700,000 each since 2011

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been the most expensive, receiving more than €780,000 in pay and expenses.

# expenses - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Alan Shatter says €12 claim for passport photos is a 'totally false story'

The former justice minister is back in the news this week.

# expenses - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey

Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.

# expenses - Sunday 24 May, 2015

How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

# expenses - Friday 15 May, 2015

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

# expenses - Sunday 1 March, 2015

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