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#Party Leaders' Allowance

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This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill
# Tighten Your Belts
# Tighten Your Belts

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Jan 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,561 Views 36 Comments

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances
# Party Leaders' Allowance
# Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:35 PM 17,947 Views 78 Comments

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding
# Political Funding
# Political Funding

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding

Oct 25th 2012, 8:33 PM 3,987 Views 19 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.

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.

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 80 Comments

A new regime means independent TDs and Senators are now paid two different kinds of allowance – to cover the same expenses.

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.