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# allowances - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Dad jailed for 21 days for failing to pay child maintenance for his two kids

He owed almost €6,500 to his estranged partner.

# allowances - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays

Whole districts across the country have not received their unsocial hours allowances on time.

# allowances - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they've gone on holidays

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

# allowances - Friday 10 April, 2015

TDs have given back €140,000 in allowances - but who gave €3.63?

And who returned a whopping €6.89?

# allowances - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts': would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# allowances - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Why are 'unlimited' data plans not actually unlimited?

Two words: fair usage.

# allowances - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Here's what Irish Water say they'll do with your PPS number

Want to keep your 30,000 litre allowance? Irish Water will need to keep your PPS number indefinitely.

# allowances - Monday 25 August, 2014

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

# allowances - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

A British government minister quit because he couldn't make enough money to live in London

Mark Simmonds said he wants to focus on his family.

# allowances - Friday 24 January, 2014

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

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

# allowances - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013

Figures from the Department of Social Protection revealed more than 23,000 appeals were lodged in the first ten months of this year.

# allowances - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'A nice bonus at Christmas time': Dublin mayor's pay-cut benefits 50 community groups

Dermot Looney’s decision to surrender part of his salary has worked out well for dozens of community groups in the south of the capital.

# allowances - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Garda allowance and overtime payments delayed until new year again Exclusive

Gardaí will now have to wait until January to receive the payments earned in November.

# allowances - Saturday 2 November, 2013

The ‘Dublin differential’: Should city centre dwellers get tax breaks for living in the capital?

House prices in Dublin are up 12.3 per cent, so should people living in the city get a helping hand?

# allowances - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances

A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.

# allowances - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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

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

# allowances - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# allowances - Monday 14 October, 2013

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected

Reports over the weekend suggested that some cuts to packages for family carers could be in tomorrow’s Budget, but carers say that would be the wrong move.

# allowances - Friday 11 October, 2013

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances

TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.

# allowances - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: To restore our financial credibility, tough decisions must be taken on Croke Park 2

You can’t spend money you don’t have, writes Seán Murphy, who says Jack O’Connor’s proposal to use the €1 billion promissory note savings and taxing the wealthy is not a viable solution.

# allowances - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

'A sick bureaucratic monster' - Department slammed after disability payments axed

The government confirmed last night that it will axe the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant because it would be too costly to widen the schemes to ensure compliance with equality laws.

# allowances - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# allowances - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# allowances - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Gardaí in Cork City may opt for 'blue flu'

Last night gardaí in Cork City voted unanimously to pass a motion calling for industrial action over proposed cuts to pay and allowances.

# allowances - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Senators received nearly €2 million in expenses in 2012

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

# allowances - Friday 1 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

TDs receive €7.2m travel and office allowances for 2012

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

# allowances - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Gardaí expected to withdraw from Croke Park talks

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.

# allowances - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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

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

# allowances - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers

How many houses will have to pay the ‘mansion tax’? And who could find that Budget 2013 has been generous to them?

# allowances - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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

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

# allowances - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Taoiseach defends ministerial tax breaks for second Dublin homes

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

# allowances - Sunday 25 November, 2012

In numbers: the PAC's report on reviewing public allowances

The Public Accounts Committee published a report this week on reviewing public allowances. Here’s some of its figures.

# allowances - Thursday 22 November, 2012

PAC report: System of public sector allowances 'not fit for purpose'

The Committee of Public Accounts said the system “brings discredit to the legitimate expectations of public servants for proper pay and recognition”.

# allowances - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Payment of garda allowances and overtime delayed until new year

The Garda Representative Association said a legacy has developed whereby the time discrepancy for payments can be as much as 56 days.

# allowances - Thursday 8 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year

HSE representatives appearing before the Public Accounts Commitee said most allowances are paid to frontline service provision staff.

Public Accounts Committee to examine HSE allowances

In considering the allowances, the committee will compare the Irish system of compensating medical staff with international systems.

# allowances - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding

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

# allowances - Saturday 20 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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