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Ivor The Terrible

Fresh expense controversy for Callely

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

ONCE AGAIN, Senator Ivor Calley’s expenses claims are under the spotlight.

The Sunday Tribune reveals that Calley claimed €87,000 in mileage payments over a two year period. During the period in question, Callely lived in Dublin,  just under three miles from his office.

However, his mileage amounts to 5,000 miles a month (which also happens to be the maximum mileage allowance allowed).

The latest revelations come after the senator has already faced two separate allegations of illegitimate expense claims, relating to both his place of residence and also over mobile phone costs.

Callely faced a grilling from his peers in the Seanad last month over claims that his principle place of residence was in Cork, when it was in fact proved to be in Dublin. The Seanad concluded that Callely’s €80,000 in claimed expenses were unjustified. He was suspended without pay for 20 working days over the issue.

Seemingly before he could draw breath, further revelations disclosed that Callely had made  €3,000 worth of claims for mobile phone costs – from a company that had ceased to exist years before he filed his first invoice.

Callely claimed an eye-watering €123,221 in expenses over 26 months, according the Sunday Tribune.

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