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# Expenses

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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
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.
Alan Shatter says €12 claim for passport photos is a 'totally false story'
The former justice minister is back in the news this week.
A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey
Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.
How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?
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
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
That did NOT go down well.
Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support
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': would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.
Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year
… but millions were still spent.
This councillor is refusing to claim any expenses in 2015
Will others follow suit?
File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
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'
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
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?
One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.
Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
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
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'
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been reacting to the Ivor Callely sentencing today.
Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison
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
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
A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.
No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.