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#Politicians' Expenses

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 24 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nov 24th 2011, 8:29 AM 4,660 Views 15 Comments

Nine things to know by 9am: How do you solve a problem like Kevin Cardiff? How do ministers claim a little-known €3,500 tax rebate? And what is the USA’s top export?

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office
# Taoisigh
# Taoisigh

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Oct 5th 2011, 11:45 AM 47,275 Views 86 Comments

Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 10 September, 2011

In focus: how some civil servants accrue such massive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

In focus: how some civil servants accrue such massive pensions

Sep 10th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,164 Views 14 Comments

Civil servants are entitled to enormous pensions largely because of rules brought in by politicians to boost their own retirement.

Hard times: Sales in Dáil bars fell during 2009
# High Life
# High Life

Hard times: Sales in Dáil bars fell during 2009

Sep 10th 2011, 2:26 PM 1,163 Views 13 Comments

Just as the economy began to bite, sales in the Dáil bar fell by just under 10 per cent. Not much Bass sold either…

Senator donating entire Seanad salary to cancer research
# Seanad Expenses
# Seanad Expenses

Senator donating entire Seanad salary to cancer research

Sep 10th 2011, 1:12 PM 2,043 Views 28 Comments

Prof John Crown is also putting his parliamentary expenses towards the employment of a political policy researcher.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 8 August, 2011

Take 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Monday

Aug 8th 2011, 4:50 PM 2,093 Views 7 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

TDs voluntarily return €120,000 in unused expenses
# Scruples
# Scruples

TDs voluntarily return €120,000 in unused expenses

Aug 8th 2011, 1:38 PM 1,490 Views 18 Comments

Ministers Ruairi Quinn and Jimmy Deenihan are among those who returned expenses allowances they never used.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 21 July, 2011

In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad
# School's Out
# School's Out

In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad

Jul 21st 2011, 2:19 PM 476 Views 3 Comments

The Dáil wraps up for the summer holidays today. Here’s some figures as to how things have gone so far.

# politicians-expenses - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Expenses watchdog apologises to Down MP over mistaken 1p expenses claim
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

Expenses watchdog apologises to Down MP over mistaken 1p expenses claim

Jul 9th 2011, 3:11 PM 614 Views 2 Comments

Lady Sylvia Hermon bore public ire over claiming expenses for a 1p phone bill – the result of a clerical error.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 24 March, 2011

€235,368: Lowry's massive payoff if he quits politics
# Moriarty Tribunal
# Moriarty Tribunal

€235,368: Lowry's massive payoff if he quits politics

Mar 24th 2011, 5:50 PM 1,423 Views 11 Comments

24 years as a TD and two years as a minister will be kind to Michael Lowry’s wallet if he is forced out by the Moriarty findings.

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement

Mar 24th 2011, 12:24 PM 2,084 Views 0 Comments

The final sitting of the Seanad is called to a halt after the controversial Callely seeks time to explain his expenses claims.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs
# The Cost Of Change
# The Cost Of Change

Revealed: the full cost of dumping our outgoing government TDs

Mar 1st 2011, 2:35 PM 5,919 Views 7 Comments

The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 11 February, 2011

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Martin tells FF ministers to waive severance payments

Feb 11th 2011, 9:53 AM 1,460 Views 0 Comments

The new party leader tells his former cabinet colleagues that if they stay on as TDs, they’ll forego their €88k payout.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 10 February, 2011

FF TD: I’m no better off on my €108,447 salary
# Politicians' Expenses
# Politicians' Expenses

FF TD: I’m no better off on my €108,447 salary

Feb 10th 2011, 10:33 AM 2,837 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Brady is criticised after saying his current TD’s salary leaves him on an equal footing to his 1974 wage of £6.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Cassidy apologises over 'it's not easy' remarks
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Cassidy apologises over 'it's not easy' remarks

Oct 28th 2010, 1:39 PM 1,320 Views 0 Comments

The Leader of the Seanad says sorry for claiming it’s tough to live on €65k a year.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Ash cloud TDs granted expenses they never incurred
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Ash cloud TDs granted expenses they never incurred

Oct 27th 2010, 2:27 PM 386 Views 0 Comments

Four TDs stranded abroad are given permission to declare themselves ‘present’ in Leinster House – and claim expenses.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 24 October, 2010

Political parties received €13.8m in state funding last year
# Join The Party
# Join The Party

Political parties received €13.8m in state funding last year

Oct 24th 2010, 2:15 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

Political parties spent public funds on communications, travel, media training and conferences, new figures show.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 10 October, 2010

€2.3m in expenses for TDs over summer
# Expenses
# Expenses

€2.3m in expenses for TDs over summer

Oct 10th 2010, 10:49 AM 374 Views 0 Comments

PJ Sheehan named as the highest claimant over the summer with €21, 180 from June to September.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Oct 10th 2010, 8:52 AM 415 Views 0 Comments

9 things you absolutely need to know by 9am.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

FF senator claimed €146,000 in expenses after changing address
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

FF senator claimed €146,000 in expenses after changing address

Oct 6th 2010, 2:52 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

Senator Don Lydon changed his address from Dublin to Donegal in 2004, and received huge expenses over three years.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Callely challenge chalked in for October
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely challenge chalked in for October

Sep 7th 2010, 7:35 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

High Court hearing won’t happen before Seanad gets back in session.

Callely wins full High Court hearing over Seanad suspension
# Ivor
# Ivor

Callely wins full High Court hearing over Seanad suspension

Sep 7th 2010, 1:58 PM 260 Views 0 Comments

Ivor will be given a full case in the High Court to challenge his suspension from the Seanad over his expenses claims.

# politicians-expenses - Monday 23 August, 2010

Callely given two weeks to respond to expenses claims
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely given two weeks to respond to expenses claims

Aug 23rd 2010, 8:47 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

A two-week stay of execution for Ivor, while Larry Butler will attend a committee in a month’s time.

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 22 August, 2010

Fresh expense controversy for Callely
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Fresh expense controversy for Callely

Aug 22nd 2010, 10:38 AM 310 Views 0 Comments

Round three: Ding ding! On top of residence fibs and false phone expense claims, Callely has claimed for another €87,000

# politicians-expenses - Friday 20 August, 2010

Senators send formal responses over ethics complaints
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Senators send formal responses over ethics complaints

Aug 20th 2010, 7:27 PM 136 Views 0 Comments

# politicians-expenses - Friday 13 August, 2010

Dempsey's jet under fire from constituency colleague
# Government Jet
# Government Jet

Dempsey's jet under fire from constituency colleague

Aug 13th 2010, 10:44 AM 244 Views 0 Comments

Meath councillor Shane Cassells criticises minister and government for being ‘out of touch’.

# politicians-expenses - Thursday 5 August, 2010

Callely will make €240,000 in the year after he quits
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely will make €240,000 in the year after he quits

Aug 5th 2010, 9:44 AM 308 Views 0 Comments

With a payoff like that, why wouldn’t he bow to public pressure and walk?

# politicians-expenses - Sunday 1 August, 2010

Ivor claimed €3,000 for mobile phones - on forged invoices
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Ivor claimed €3,000 for mobile phones - on forged invoices

Aug 1st 2010, 11:25 AM 329 Views 1 Comment

He really won’t get out of this one.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

Top five: classic leaks and whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
From The Daily Edge
# Whistleblowers

Top five: classic leaks and whistleblowers

Jul 27th 2010, 5:08 PM 403 Views 1 Comment

In the aftermath of the Wikileaks Afghanistan drama, we remember five other shock disclosures.

# politicians-expenses - Friday 16 July, 2010

Cowen to Callely: Consider your position in the Seanad
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Cowen to Callely: Consider your position in the Seanad

Jul 16th 2010, 4:14 PM 189 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach tells Ivor he can’t fire him, but that he should ponder quitting himself.

# politicians-expenses - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Callely suspended without pay
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely suspended without pay

Jul 14th 2010, 9:19 PM 297 Views 0 Comments

A Seanad committee has recommended that the senator be suspended following revelations about his residence.

# politicians-expenses - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Callely invokes divine inspiration and insists innocence
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely invokes divine inspiration and insists innocence

Jul 13th 2010, 5:06 PM 46 Views 0 Comments

Callely put Cork house up for sale FIVE years ago
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Callely put Cork house up for sale FIVE years ago

Jul 13th 2010, 4:41 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

…but he still insists he has been using it as his primary residence since 2007.