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#Expenses

# expenses - All time

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

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

May 24th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,451 Views 46 Comments

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

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE
# By-election
# By-election

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

May 15th 2015, 7:28 PM 18,950 Views 66 Comments

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

Think our politicians are bad? This first lady is giving out over price of hairdressers' house calls
# Cutting Remarks
# Cutting Remarks

Think our politicians are bad? This first lady is giving out over price of hairdressers' house calls

Mar 1st 2015, 4:00 PM 13,994 Views 15 Comments

That did NOT go down well.

Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support
# High Maintenance
# High Maintenance

Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support

Feb 24th 2015, 2:23 PM 40,341 Views 92 Comments

The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':
# Owning The Road
# Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 12,738 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year
# Expenses
# Expenses

Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year

Jan 20th 2015, 6:15 AM 10,153 Views 32 Comments

… but millions were still spent.

This councillor is refusing to claim any expenses in 2015
# None For Me Thanks
# None For Me Thanks

This councillor is refusing to claim any expenses in 2015

Jan 1st 2015, 5:16 PM 19,748 Views 98 Comments

Will others follow suit?

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses

Dec 19th 2014, 11:58 AM 9,846 Views 0 Comments

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'

Nov 26th 2014, 6:25 PM 23,675 Views 408 Comments

His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.

Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses

Nov 11th 2014, 8:45 PM 11,479 Views 12 Comments

The aim is to ensure that donors do not lose out financially when they donate a kidney.

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?
# Legal Costs
# Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?

Oct 16th 2014, 5:13 PM 19,547 Views 40 Comments

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

Oct 1st 2014, 2:16 PM 14,473 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

A British government minister quit because he couldn't make enough money to live in London
# Intolerable
# Intolerable

A British government minister quit because he couldn't make enough money to live in London

Aug 12th 2014, 10:22 AM 13,168 Views 26 Comments

Mark Simmonds said he wants to focus on his family.

'If he'd been a kid from a disadvantaged area stealing €4k he might have got a different sentence'
# Ivor Callely
# Ivor Callely

'If he'd been a kid from a disadvantaged area stealing €4k he might have got a different sentence'

Jul 29th 2014, 12:48 PM 26,545 Views 172 Comments

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been reacting to the Ivor Callely sentencing today.

Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison
# Expenses
# Expenses

Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison

Jul 28th 2014, 10:55 PM 35,896 Views 143 Comments

The ex-Senator pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k
# Early Christmas?
# Early Christmas?

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

Jul 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,814 Views 77 Comments

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment
# Reaction
# Reaction

Willie O'Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

Jul 28th 2014, 3:17 PM 10,510 Views 50 Comments

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed
# Courts
# Courts

No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed

Jul 22nd 2014, 5:35 PM 13,574 Views 0 Comments

The ex-Senator has already pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

Councillor claimed expenses "recklessly" and "did not act in good faith"
# Donegal
# Donegal

Councillor claimed expenses "recklessly" and "did not act in good faith"

Jun 17th 2014, 11:33 AM 6,474 Views 23 Comments

Donegal councillor Pádraig Doherty contravened sections of the Local Government Act and the Code of Conduct for councillors.

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
# Expenses
# Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 141 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

Seanad committee wins appeal over Ivor Callelly expense claims
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Seanad committee wins appeal over Ivor Callelly expense claims

Apr 9th 2014, 1:25 PM 8,033 Views 23 Comments

The Supreme Court voted 4-3 in favour of the Seanad Committee on Members’ Interests.

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU
# Need For Speed
# Need For Speed

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU

Mar 25th 2014, 2:29 PM 9,008 Views 36 Comments

The price difference in advertised broadband between some EU countries can be as much as 400 per cent.

CVs on the way to Shatter for charities regulator board positions
# Charities Regulator
# Charities Regulator

CVs on the way to Shatter for charities regulator board positions

Jan 24th 2014, 6:43 PM 7,440 Views 36 Comments

The Justice Minister has announced that he’s looking for board members for the Charities Regulatory Authority.

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill
# Tighten Your Belts
# Tighten Your Belts

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Jan 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,561 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses

Dec 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 37 Views 29 Comments

The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups
# Politicians' Pay
# Politicians' Pay

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups

Dec 18th 2013, 8:45 PM 14,867 Views 55 Comments

Dermot Looney’s decision to surrender part of his salary has worked out well for dozens of community groups in the south of the capital.

FG candidate defends no expenses pledge after party colleague calls him a 'tosser'
# Expenses Row
# Expenses Row

FG candidate defends no expenses pledge after party colleague calls him a 'tosser'

Dec 17th 2013, 4:37 PM 16,994 Views 47 Comments

Noel Rock has been criticised by sitting Fine Gael councillor Professor Bill Tormey over a pledge to take no expenses if elected next year and an incorrect claim that councillors can claim up to €60,000 per year.

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances
# Parliamentary Activities Allowance
# Parliamentary Activities Allowance

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 7,174 Views 35 Comments

A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances
# Party Leaders' Allowance
# Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:35 PM 17,947 Views 78 Comments

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances

Oct 11th 2013, 6:00 AM 4,074 Views 19 Comments

TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.

'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year
# Justice
# Justice

'Slopping out' to end in Mountjoy this year

Jun 19th 2013, 2:36 PM 6,290 Views 45 Comments

Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays
# Holidays
# Holidays

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

Jun 16th 2013, 2:18 PM 12,327 Views 64 Comments

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses
# Ethics
# Ethics

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses

May 30th 2013, 8:51 PM 10,015 Views 25 Comments

SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road
# Driving
# Driving

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Mar 4th 2013, 11:55 AM 12,853 Views 96 Comments

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

Feb 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,991 Views 65 Comments

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

Jan 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 30 Views 81 Comments

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?