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Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre
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Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 2:36 PM 19,706 Views 56 Comments

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months
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Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

Jan 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,053 Views 36 Comments

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses
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Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Dec 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,634 Views 38 Comments

Coveney says he has not spoken to Dara Murphy.

Varadkar 'annoyed' as Dara Murphy unwilling to present himself for investigation
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Varadkar 'annoyed' as Dara Murphy unwilling to present himself for investigation

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 29,683 Views 61 Comments

Questions have been raised about Murphy’s attendance and expenses when he was a TD.

Taoiseach says wrong impression being created that Dara Murphy was 'totally absent' from the Dáil
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Taoiseach says wrong impression being created that Dara Murphy was 'totally absent' from the Dáil

Dec 18th 2019, 3:34 PM 16,519 Views 47 Comments

Murphy was in Leinster House on 24 sitting days out of 70 in the first nine months of 2019 and just 42 of the 104 sitting days during 2018.

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'
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Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Dec 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 30,728 Views 63 Comments

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints
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Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

Dec 12th 2019, 5:35 PM 11,347 Views 46 Comments

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'
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Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

Updated Dec 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 18,573 Views 53 Comments

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses
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Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses

Dec 9th 2019, 3:05 PM 16,978 Views 40 Comments

Questions still hang over who will carry out the review into Murphy’s expense claims.

If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach
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If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach

Dec 5th 2019, 12:32 PM 17,904 Views 79 Comments

Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:03 PM 28,580 Views 47 Comments

Varadkar says he plans to overhaul the political expenses system.

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day
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# St Patrick's Day

Around the world - This is where Varadkar and our ministers are heading for St Patrick’s Day

Mar 11th 2019, 9:00 AM 26,184 Views 73 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit US President Donald Trump this St Patrick’s Day.

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018
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Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Mar 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,031 Views 69 Comments

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes
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'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes

Nov 20th 2018, 8:01 PM 13,539 Views 23 Comments

The changes will kick in in January 2020.

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate
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PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate

Nov 19th 2018, 1:59 PM 29,860 Views 16 Comments

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections
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John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

Oct 17th 2018, 5:09 PM 18,789 Views 51 Comments

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails
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# House Of Commons

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails

Sep 20th 2018, 7:42 AM 9,579 Views 19 Comments

The petition followed Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP
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Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 4:07 PM 30,557 Views 47 Comments

The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family
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# Ceylon Farewell

Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family

Jul 18th 2018, 12:40 PM 30,565 Views 59 Comments

The trips included ‘business-class air travel and helicopter flights’.

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

Jul 12th 2018, 2:43 PM 15,051 Views 48 Comments

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

'A cloud over British politics': Tories won't face criminal charges for Battlebus expenses
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'A cloud over British politics': Tories won't face criminal charges for Battlebus expenses

May 10th 2017, 4:15 PM 9,703 Views 16 Comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was “surprised” at the decision not to press charges.

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses
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Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

Apr 20th 2017, 3:53 PM 15,518 Views 0 Comments

“Obviously, in hindsight, it was wrong, there is no question about that,” Richard Hickey said.

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses
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Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Mar 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 40,486 Views 73 Comments

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
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Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Jan 24th 2017, 12:52 PM 12,761 Views 47 Comments

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
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It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:45 AM 21,693 Views 0 Comments

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century
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Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,240 Views 22 Comments

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
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It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 41,216 Views 0 Comments

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

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

May 17th 2016, 6:02 AM 29,375 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.

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

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 19,808 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
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TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

May 14th 2016, 1:00 AM 57,284 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.

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?
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FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

Apr 25th 2016, 9:55 PM 35,941 Views 58 Comments

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses
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'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses

Apr 24th 2016, 3:48 PM 71,472 Views 158 Comments

Zappone said the route she uses is the fastest and most efficient in terms of saving time.

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year
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# Behind The Curtain

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Jan 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 69,616 Views 135 Comments

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie

Ten senior politicians cost the State more than €700,000 each since 2011
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Ten senior politicians cost the State more than €700,000 each since 2011

Sep 18th 2015, 10:27 PM 22,933 Views 203 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been the most expensive, receiving more than €780,000 in pay and expenses.

Alan Shatter says €12 claim for passport photos is a 'totally false story'
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# Shatter-ing Myths

Alan Shatter says €12 claim for passport photos is a 'totally false story'

Aug 19th 2015, 7:44 PM 35,623 Views 167 Comments

The former justice minister is back in the news this week.

A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey
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A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey

Jul 21st 2015, 12:31 PM 19,350 Views 25 Comments

Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.

How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?
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How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?

May 24th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,417 Views 46 Comments

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE
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FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE

May 15th 2015, 7:28 PM 18,895 Views 66 Comments

Bobby Aylward was among over a hundred politicians who received letters about over-claiming expenses six years ago.

Think our politicians are bad? This first lady is giving out over price of hairdressers' house calls
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# Cutting Remarks

Think our politicians are bad? This first lady is giving out over price of hairdressers' house calls

Mar 1st 2015, 4:00 PM 13,977 Views 15 Comments

That did NOT go down well.

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