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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes Taxes
From TheJournal.ie PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate Tax

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

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

From TheJournal.ie John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections Kerry

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails House Of Commons

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP Fighting On

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley Jr suspended from House of Commons over paid Sri Lanka trips with his family Ceylon Farewell

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year - with Fianna Fáil taking the biggest slice Political Parties

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

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cloud over British politics': Tories won't face criminal charges for Battlebus expenses Nothing To Declare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses Travel Expenses

Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40k in expenses

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

From TheJournal.ie Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses An Honest Day's Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway) Local Government

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

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

From TheJournal.ie It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Donegal County Council

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century Voting Costs

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

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

From TheJournal.ie It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims SIPO

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie St Patrick's Day flights for Taoiseach's entourage cost €37,334 Washington

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Outgoing Dáil Chairmen paid €17,626 in February and March, despite overseeing just four hours of debate Barrett And Kitt

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice Settling In

TDs claimed more than €500,000 in expenses during March - despite only sitting twice

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no wrongdoing here': Katherine Zappone defends Dáil travel expenses Expenses

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ten senior politicians cost the State more than €700,000 each since 2011 Expenses

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter says €12 claim for passport photos is a 'totally false story' Shatter-ing Myths

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey Expenses

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

Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.

From TheJournal.ie How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants? Social Protection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FF candidate says he 'never got a letter' over expenses claims... but he got THREE By-election This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Think our politicians are bad? This first lady is giving out over price of hairdressers' house calls Cutting Remarks
From TheJournal.ie Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support High Maintenance

Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support

The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts': Owning The Road

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

From TheJournal.ie Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year Expenses

Here's where Government saved almost €2 million last year

… but millions were still spent.

From TheJournal.ie This councillor is refusing to claim any expenses in 2015 None For Me Thanks

This councillor is refusing to claim any expenses in 2015

Will others follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses Expenses

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale' Spotlight

Enda Kenny: Sinn Féin expenses north of the border 'off the richter scale'

His comments came after BBC Spotlight revealed that Sinn Féin MLAs claimed almost £700,000 for research purposes in the last decade.

From TheJournal.ie Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses Gift Of Life

Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses

The aim is to ensure that donors do not lose out financially when they donate a kidney.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most? Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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