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#Politicians' Expenses

# politicians-expenses - Friday 15 January, 2021

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries
# Oireachtas Costs
# Oireachtas Costs

Special advisers to Government ministers' earn over €4.5 million in salaries

Jan 15th 2021, 7:34 PM 32,909 Views 90 Comments

The advisers’ pay ranges from €67,659 to €180,276, with 18 of them earning more than €100,000.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Two teenage boys stabbed in Lucan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two teenage boys stabbed in Lucan

Dec 12th 2020, 10:37 AM 50,316 Views 9 Comments

The incidents are currently being treated as separate.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation

Mar 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,498 Views 94 Comments

Gaelscoileanna increased in numbers in the last 40 years, and now we have young business leaders with a passion for Gaeilge, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Taoiseach says he's spoken to TD Dara Murphy about the controversy over his Dáil expenses
# Dáil Expenses
# Dáil Expenses

Taoiseach says he's spoken to TD Dara Murphy about the controversy over his Dáil expenses

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:03 PM 28,576 Views 47 Comments

Varadkar says he plans to overhaul the political expenses system.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice
# Political Parties
# Political Parties

Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice

Jul 12th 2018, 2:43 PM 15,047 Views 48 Comments

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334
# Washington
# Washington

St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334

May 17th 2016, 6:02 AM 29,374 Views 133 Comments

Delays and uncertainty in the formation of a new government meant the tickets were booked just four days in advance – costing €9,257 for Enda Kenny alone.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate
# Barrett And Kitt
# Barrett And Kitt

Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 19,807 Views 51 Comments

As Ceann Comhairle and Leas Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett and Michael Kitt continued to be paid salary and expenses, even when the Dáil was broken up for the election.

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice
# Settling In
# Settling In

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 57,275 Views 115 Comments

It brings to €3.4 million the amount known to have been paid to TDs and Ministers between the general election and the formation of the new government.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are 'worse than animals'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are 'worse than animals'

Feb 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 54,527 Views 153 Comments

The boxer was speaking ahead of May elections in the Philippines.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 20 July, 2015

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses
# Public Purse
# Public Purse

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses

Jul 20th 2015, 5:30 PM 38,982 Views 192 Comments

A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 16 March, 2015

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011
# Flying The Swag
# Flying The Swag

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011

Mar 16th 2015, 6:30 AM 13,346 Views 82 Comments

If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Senators received nearly €2 million in expenses in 2012
# Allowances
# Allowances

Senators received nearly €2 million in expenses in 2012

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:40 AM 5,409 Views 41 Comments

The average senator received €32,695 in allowances last year – equal to nearly half of their basic salary.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 1 February, 2013

TDs receive €7.2m travel and office allowances for 2012
# Allowances
# Allowances

TDs receive €7.2m travel and office allowances for 2012

Feb 1st 2013, 3:18 PM 17,584 Views 163 Comments

The Oireachtas has published full figures for 2012. Click through to see how much your TDs received.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 25 January, 2013

230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow
# Australia
# Australia

230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow

Jan 25th 2013, 2:08 PM 11,074 Views 48 Comments

January 26 is Australia Day, when it is traditional for people from other countries to formally receive Aussie citizenship.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 20 January, 2013

In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad?

Jan 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,036 Views 82 Comments

We’ll be holding a referendum on abolishing the Seanad at some stage in 2013. So how much does it cost us every year?

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more
# Political Allowances
# Political Allowances

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more

Dec 5th 2012, 4:29 PM 10,666 Views 57 Comments

There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes

Nov 28th 2012, 12:14 PM 7,911 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach tells Pearse Doherty that cabinet ministers only receive about a tenth of the accommodation allowances that TDs do.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Oireachtas questioning legal advice about use of travel expenses
# Travel Allowances
# Travel Allowances

Oireachtas questioning legal advice about use of travel expenses

Oct 23rd 2012, 3:48 PM 5,023 Views 22 Comments

The head of the Houses of the Oreachtas Commission believes allowances should not cover travel around the country.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
# Allowances
# Allowances

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,484 Views 30 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 1 October, 2012

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
# Allowances
# Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

Oct 1st 2012, 10:14 AM 6,822 Views 70 Comments

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Annoying Viral Campaign of the Day
# Horny
From The Daily Edge
# Horny

Annoying Viral Campaign of the Day

Sep 18th 2012, 10:06 AM 6,602 Views 26 Comments

No comment.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Column: It’s not just sandal wearing hippies who grow and eat organic food
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: It’s not just sandal wearing hippies who grow and eat organic food

Sep 16th 2012, 8:30 AM 227 Views 26 Comments

Science remains divided about organic food and its benefits – so who’s buying it? Grace Maher explains what is happening in our supermarkets.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 6 August, 2012

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park
# London 2012
# London 2012

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park

Aug 6th 2012, 9:30 AM 4,765 Views 1 Comment

There’s not just sport to look at in the park, there’s art too.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year
# Expenses
# Expenses

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year

Jun 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,514 Views 34 Comments

Enda Kenny has opted to start vouching for his parliamentary expenses – and is therefore entitled to higher monthly payments.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 7 June, 2012

One-third of TDs return €210k in unused expenses for 2011
# Politicians' Expenses
# Politicians' Expenses

One-third of TDs return €210k in unused expenses for 2011

Jun 7th 2012, 8:26 AM 3,098 Views 34 Comments

Ministers Eamon Gilmore, Richard Bruton, Ruairí Quinn and Róisín Shortall are among those returning the highest amounts.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 27 April, 2012

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé
# Transparency
# Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Apr 27th 2012, 3:52 PM 4,955 Views 19 Comments

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sports film of the week: The Two Escobars
# 30 For 30
From The42
# 30 For 30

Sports film of the week: The Two Escobars

Apr 15th 2012, 9:22 PM 944 Views 4 Comments

Every week we turn the lights down, get the popcorn on and watch one of your favourites together. Do join us.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts
# Honour Code
# Honour Code

Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts

Apr 14th 2012, 8:15 AM 6,536 Views 27 Comments

We thought it would be interesting to ask for a copy for a random TD’s receipts for what they spent their vouched expenses on. We were turned down. This is why.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 13 April, 2012

Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime
# Expenses
# Expenses

Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime

Apr 13th 2012, 5:53 PM 2,536 Views 30 Comments

TheJournal.ie first reported in February how a tweak to the expenses system meant TDs could claim twice for some costs.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

Mar 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 258 Views 65 Comments

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

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 4,935 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?

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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 19,585 Views 265 Comments

Aengus Ó Snodaigh says his use of 434 printer cartridges between 2007 and 2008 – costing over €50,000 – was merited.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 13 February, 2012

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 7,705 Views 79 Comments

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

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 12 February, 2012

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Callely arrested in probe over mobile phone receipts
# Ivor Callely
# Ivor Callely

Callely arrested in probe over mobile phone receipts

Jan 25th 2012, 1:52 PM 9,328 Views 0 Comments

Former junior minister Ivor Callely has been arrested as part of an investigation into the use of fraudulent receipts.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 12 January, 2012

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 11,521 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 5,919 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.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Study reveals Italian MPs are highest earners in EU
# Cushy
# Cushy

Study reveals Italian MPs are highest earners in EU

Jan 4th 2012, 3:07 PM 2,566 Views 17 Comments

A study commissioned by the Italian government finds that some MPs make €18,000 per month – several times what the Dutch do.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 2 January, 2012

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses
# Hard Times
# Hard Times

Former taoisigh lose mobile phone and secretarial expenses

Jan 2nd 2012, 12:30 PM 6,506 Views 78 Comments

From yesterday, former taoisigh are no longer entitled to claim expenses for secretarial work and mobile phones from the state.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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 3,495 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.

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