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#Party Leaders' Allowance

# party-leaders-allowance - Friday 24 January, 2014

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 6,529 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.

# party-leaders-allowance - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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 17,909 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.

# party-leaders-allowance - Thursday 25 October, 2012

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 3,957 Views 19 Comments

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

# party-leaders-allowance - 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 2,533 Views 30 Comments

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

# party-leaders-allowance - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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 3,406 Views 21 Comments

An amendment moved by independent Senators making the ‘leaders’ allowance’ vouched has been defeated by the government.

# party-leaders-allowance - 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 7,703 Views 80 Comments

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

# party-leaders-allowance - 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 11,504 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.