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# Leaders' Allowance

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# Leinster House
Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs
The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.
# Prime Numbers
Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers
Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?
# Your Say
Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance?
The Independent TD has defended his acceptance of the ‘Leader’s Allowance’, saying he will use it for research purposes.
# Leaders' Allowance
Explainer: What happens to Socialist Party funding now that Clare Daly is gone?
Clare Daly has asked the Socialist Party to pass on some of the allowance it gets for her membership. What’s going on?
# Expenses
Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime first reported in February how a tweak to the expenses system meant TDs could claim twice for some costs.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…
# Leaders' Allowance
Controversial allowance for independent TDs will be reviewed
Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has pledged to examine the leaders’ allowance, which is also given to independent senators.
# Expenses
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.
# Expenses
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.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
How many Irish towns are ‘clean’? How much for an e-voting machine? And just how hard can a Sudoku be?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s fix: A bad day for jobs, a good day for the government – and for some primary teachers, and which important group want help from JobBridge interns?
# Expenses
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.