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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Expenses

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Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now
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
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
The ex-TD missed the Dáil’s minimum attendance level by a hefty margin.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Our usual wrap-up of the day’s news, and some bits you may have missed from the last 24 hours.
Callely the only senator not to receive expenses for February
The latest Oireachtas expenses report shows Ivor Callely was the only Senator not to get expenses while the Seanad was off.
Department of Health spent €20k on hiring potted plants
The department spent tens of thousands renting potted plants over a two year period.
€2.3m in expenses for TDs over summer
PJ Sheehan named as the highest claimant over the summer with €21, 180 from June to September.
Fresh expense controversy for Callely
Round three: Ding ding! On top of residence fibs and false phone expense claims, Callely has claimed for another €87,000
Callely suspended over fresh allegations
Callely suspended for behaviour “unbecoming” a member of Fianna Fáil… namely, claims that he used forged documents to file expenses.