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# Expenses

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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
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.
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
The costs of transport, accommodation and judicial attire has dropped in recent years – even as the number of judges in the country has risen.
6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe)
Irish politcians have been hitting the headlines with their less than kosher dealings.. how do they match up to these international wheelers and dealers?
'Vast majority' of counties support crackdown on illegal manager payments
The GAA looks set to press ahead with stricter enforcement of its rules forbidding payment to managers.
12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.
Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers
Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.
Sinn Féin TD urged to ‘come clean’ over €50,000 use of Dáil printer cartridges
Aengus Ó Snodaigh says his use of 434 printer cartridges between 2007 and 2008 – costing over €50,000 – was merited.
Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?
MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.
Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…
Government blocks Seanad move to abolish unvouched independents’ allowance
An amendment moved by independent Senators making the ‘leaders’ allowance’ vouched has been defeated by the government.
New rules may allow independent TDs to be paid twice for same expenses
A new regime means independent TDs and Senators are now paid two different kinds of allowance – to cover the same expenses.
SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister
The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.
Former FF senator given €3,100 expenses for role he couldn't fulfil
Pat Moylan was paid €3100.05 in expenses across April and May – for being the Cathaoireach of a Seanad that no longer existed.
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.
Here’s how much the Seanad received in expenses last year
The figures for Senators’ expenses for December allow us to build a full picture of the payments made to each member last year.
Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.
This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011
Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.
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.
In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year
34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.
Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses
Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.
Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance'
12 independent members of the Seanad are entitled to a little-known allowance of around €23,000 per year, TDs are told.
Callely win could land taxpayer with €500k legal bill
The Public Accounts Committee is told that Ivor Callely’s legal fees for his Supreme Court challenge could reach hundreds of thousands.
HSE rolls back on expenses row
The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.
Minister may order HSE to pay staff their expenses
It emerged this week that the HSE was withholding travel costs from staff until next year.
HSE withholding travel costs from staff 'not good enough', says minister
Community and home help workers will not be repaid for petrol or subsistence expenses this month or next.
Ministers can claim €3,500 tax refund for laundry expenses
Michael Noonan reveals that ministers can take €3,500 off their tax expenses if they need to stay in hotels while in Dublin.
Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years
The figures have been disclosed by the Health Information and Quality Authority under the Freedom of Information Act.
Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses
Mitchell’s campaign said he has no income other than his MEP’s salary and related payments.
Fingleton expenses "will infuriate" people, says Hannigan
Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party TD, has said this highlights the need for increased powers for Oireachtas committees, which will be decided by referendum next month.
Total for judges' travel and clothing expenses tops half a million euro
Details of 40 District and Circuit Court judges’ expenses have been revealed…
Mystery surrounds the work of Bertie's €265k secretaries
A report in today’s Sunday Times has revealed that €265,000 has been allotted to Bertie Ahern since he stepped down in 2008 for ‘secretarial services’ relating to his role as a former Taoiseach.
Over €21,500 spent on new departmental logos and signs
Payments vary from the Department of Public Expenditure’s €4,538 for new designs to the Department of Transport’s €264.
Minister for Public Expenditure spent €47 on toilet sign in €47,000 office makeover
A report in today’s Sunday Times shows a breakdown of the cost of refurbishing Brendan Howlin’s offices.