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#Expenses

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Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit
# Expenses
# Expenses

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:54 PM 7,720 Views 35 Comments

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more
# Political Allowances
# Political Allowances

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more

Dec 5th 2012, 4:29 PM 10,698 Views 57 Comments

There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture

Nov 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 56 Views 51 Comments

Yes, expenses need reform – but we need a larger conversation too, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Britain's former Europe minister quits over expenses fraud
# Expenses
# Expenses

Britain's former Europe minister quits over expenses fraud

Nov 2nd 2012, 5:48 PM 4,560 Views 18 Comments

The Committee on Standards and Privileges said the illegitimate expenses claims by MacShane were worth £12,900 (€16,070) but that he had since repaid the amount in full.

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
# Allowances
# Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

Oct 1st 2012, 10:14 AM 6,847 Views 70 Comments

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

"It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension
# Survey
# Survey

"It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

Sep 25th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,804 Views 32 Comments

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal
# Compensation
# Compensation

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal

Sep 1st 2012, 8:00 AM 6,374 Views 25 Comments

Did the technical glitch affect you? Are you happy with the compensation package?

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages

Aug 27th 2012, 10:56 AM 8,271 Views 69 Comments

It has been suggested that outstanding bills be automatically deducted from TDs’ and senators’ wages if left unpaid after three months.

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries
# Own Brand
# Own Brand

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Aug 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 8,498 Views 88 Comments

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

Sean Quinn's daughter to appear on TV3's Tonight show
# Quinn
# Quinn

Sean Quinn's daughter to appear on TV3's Tonight show

Aug 15th 2012, 6:46 PM 19,393 Views 227 Comments

Quinn said she expects her father will join his son behind bars as the family is unable to purge their contempt.

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity
# Energy Index
# Energy Index

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity

Aug 7th 2012, 10:09 AM 1,859 Views 7 Comments

The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.

The Evening Fix: Friday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Friday

Aug 3rd 2012, 7:49 PM 9,071 Views 8 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme
# Taoisigh Expenses
# Taoisigh Expenses

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 16,327 Views 101 Comments

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point

Jul 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 94 Views 42 Comments

If TDs are found to be misusing travel allowances but didn’t know about it, writes Eoin O’Malley, maybe the rules are the problem…

Joe Higgins to seek legal advice over travel expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Joe Higgins to seek legal advice over travel expenses

Jul 4th 2012, 10:20 PM 6,668 Views 124 Comments

Authorities in the Houses of the Oireachtas have already said that they too are talking to lawyers over whether TDs can use travel expenses to attend meetings.

Clare Daly on expenses: 'We've done nothing that we shouldn't have'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Clare Daly on expenses: 'We've done nothing that we shouldn't have'

Jul 4th 2012, 10:31 AM 6,211 Views 130 Comments

The Socialist Party TD has defended her use of travel expenses for going to meetings around the country urging a boycott of the household charge.

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 5:38 PM 3,801 Views 66 Comments

A statement said the Oireachtas “had never envisaged” that TDs would use the allowance for travelling to meetings about the household charge.

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:08 AM 4,416 Views 95 Comments

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins

Jul 2nd 2012, 10:56 AM 4,767 Views 82 Comments

The Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has said it is okay that deputies use their travel allowances for the purposes of travelling the country urging people to boycott the household charge.

Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules

Jun 28th 2012, 3:59 PM 5,591 Views 113 Comments

Leinster House affirms that Pearse Doherty’s travel expenses would more than cover the amount he received.

Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k
# Expenses
# Expenses

Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k

Jun 27th 2012, 12:42 PM 3,332 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin says its finance spokesperson has received conflicting information from the Oireachtas on his use of €8,000 in travel allowances to hire staff and whether he can retrospectively put it towards the cost of a car purchase.

Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses

Jun 26th 2012, 12:23 PM 5,188 Views 119 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD wants to put the money used for the employment of constituency workers towards the cost of a car in order to satisfy Oireachtas rules but it’s not clear if he can.

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland
# Pricey
# Pricey

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:09 PM 8,687 Views 50 Comments

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

'I use it to take someone off the dole' - Doherty on hiring extra staff using excess expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

'I use it to take someone off the dole' - Doherty on hiring extra staff using excess expenses

Jun 20th 2012, 10:52 AM 7,751 Views 166 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty had defended spending unused travel expenses in order to hire staff.

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year
# Expenses
# Expenses

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year

Jun 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,551 Views 34 Comments

Enda Kenny has opted to start vouching for his parliamentary expenses – and is therefore entitled to higher monthly payments.

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics

Jun 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,989 Views 1 Comment

Exactly how many Irish people are looking for work and can’t find it? And when is a Leaving Cert not a Leaving Cert?

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012
# Inflation
# Inflation

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012

Jun 7th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,295 Views 12 Comments

Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.

Ned O'Keeffe released without charge
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ned O'Keeffe released without charge

Apr 28th 2012, 9:54 AM 3,120 Views 39 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil TD was arrested on suspicion of using a false invoice to claim for mobile phone expenses.

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé
# Transparency
# Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Apr 27th 2012, 3:52 PM 4,970 Views 19 Comments

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts
# Honour Code
# Honour Code

Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts

Apr 14th 2012, 8:15 AM 6,597 Views 27 Comments

We thought it would be interesting to ask for a copy for a random TD’s receipts for what they spent their vouched expenses on. We were turned down. This is why.

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 13th 2012, 7:58 PM 2,557 Views 1 Comment

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime

Apr 13th 2012, 5:53 PM 2,557 Views 30 Comments

TheJournal.ie first reported in February how a tweak to the expenses system meant TDs could claim twice for some costs.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:53 PM 7,100 Views 7 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage
# Ministerial Expenses
# Ministerial Expenses

Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:06 AM 2,762 Views 22 Comments

Small Business Minister John Perry has claimed the most of any government minister in mileage allowances over the past year, new figures have revealed.

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

Mar 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 315 Views 65 Comments

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

33 per cent drop in judicial costs over past four years
# Expenses
# Expenses

33 per cent drop in judicial costs over past four years

Mar 28th 2012, 8:35 AM 1,354 Views 7 Comments

The costs of transport, accommodation and judicial attire has dropped in recent years – even as the number of judges in the country has risen.