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6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe)
# Political Storms
From The Daily Edge
# Political Storms

6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe)

Mar 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,003 Views 7 Comments

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
# Manager Payments
From The42
# Manager Payments

'Vast majority' of counties support crackdown on illegal manager payments

Mar 12th 2012, 10:57 AM 646 Views 0 Comments

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
# One Year In
# One Year In

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Mar 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,874 Views 2 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers

Mar 9th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,990 Views 8 Comments

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
# Inkgate
# Inkgate

Sinn Féin TD urged to ‘come clean’ over €50,000 use of Dáil printer cartridges

Feb 28th 2012, 3:26 PM 20,025 Views 266 Comments

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?
# European Disunity
# European Disunity

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

Feb 18th 2012, 3:11 PM 2,046 Views 7 Comments

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,954 Views 3 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Government blocks Seanad move to abolish unvouched independents’ allowance

Feb 15th 2012, 3:14 PM 3,424 Views 21 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

New rules may allow independent TDs to be paid twice for same expenses

Feb 13th 2012, 10:01 AM 7,720 Views 79 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

Feb 10th 2012, 8:38 AM 3,745 Views 68 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Former FF senator given €3,100 expenses for role he couldn't fulfil

Feb 5th 2012, 4:19 PM 7,273 Views 52 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 4th 2012, 7:38 PM 2,776 Views 0 Comments

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
# Seanad Expenses
# Seanad Expenses

Here’s how much the Seanad received in expenses last year

Feb 4th 2012, 6:00 AM 6,615 Views 45 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,112 Views 76 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Feb 3rd 2012, 6:00 AM 22,061 Views 113 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

The TDs who were paid less than €50k in expenses - and why

Feb 2nd 2012, 6:32 PM 8,360 Views 26 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

Feb 2nd 2012, 6:30 PM 9,438 Views 92 Comments

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
# National Treasure
# National Treasure

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Feb 2nd 2012, 4:41 PM 24,051 Views 125 Comments

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'
# Expenses
# Expenses

Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance'

Jan 12th 2012, 5:05 PM 11,560 Views 76 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Callely win could land taxpayer with €500k legal bill

Jan 12th 2012, 11:46 AM 5,953 Views 71 Comments

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
# HSE
# HSE

HSE rolls back on expenses row

Dec 1st 2011, 6:58 PM 2,223 Views 10 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Minister may order HSE to pay staff their expenses

Dec 1st 2011, 7:59 AM 1,974 Views 13 Comments

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
# HSE
# HSE

HSE withholding travel costs from staff 'not good enough', says minister

Nov 30th 2011, 10:27 AM 1,861 Views 15 Comments

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
# To The Cleaners
# To The Cleaners

Ministers can claim €3,500 tax refund for laundry expenses

Nov 24th 2011, 9:10 AM 3,531 Views 35 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years

Nov 17th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,868 Views 12 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses

Oct 8th 2011, 1:20 PM 1,303 Views 19 Comments

Mitchell’s campaign said he has no income other than his MEP’s salary and related payments.

Fingleton expenses "will infuriate" people, says Hannigan
# Expenses
# Expenses

Fingleton expenses "will infuriate" people, says Hannigan

Sep 30th 2011, 1:15 PM 1,338 Views 44 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Total for judges' travel and clothing expenses tops half a million euro

Sep 24th 2011, 9:29 AM 697 Views 15 Comments

Details of 40 District and Circuit Court judges’ expenses have been revealed…

Mystery surrounds the work of Bertie's €265k secretaries
# Expenses
# Expenses

Mystery surrounds the work of Bertie's €265k secretaries

Aug 28th 2011, 1:06 PM 2,855 Views 67 Comments

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
# Logos
# Logos

Over €21,500 spent on new departmental logos and signs

Jul 27th 2011, 12:58 PM 872 Views 13 Comments

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
# Howlin
# Howlin

Minister for Public Expenditure spent €47 on toilet sign in €47,000 office makeover

Jul 24th 2011, 12:05 PM 3,966 Views 65 Comments

A report in today’s Sunday Times shows a breakdown of the cost of refurbishing Brendan Howlin’s offices.

Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now
# House Calls
# House Calls

Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now

Jul 8th 2011, 1:57 PM 353 Views 1 Comment

Yesterday’s decision to block premium phone calls cannot be applied to Senators until they agree to a cap themselves.

Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones
# No House Calls
# No House Calls

Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones

Jul 7th 2011, 3:21 PM 1,197 Views 30 Comments

Committee on Procedure and Privileges said it was “clear that facilities were being abused”.

Former TD returns €12,000 in expenses after low Dáil attendance
# AWOL
# AWOL

Former TD returns €12,000 in expenses after low Dáil attendance

Jun 19th 2011, 12:06 PM 854 Views 18 Comments

The ex-TD missed the Dáil’s minimum attendance level by a hefty margin.