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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

From TheJournal.ie "It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension Survey

"It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal Compensation

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal

Did the technical glitch affect you? Are you happy with the compensation package?

From TheJournal.ie Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages Cough Up

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians' wages

It has been suggested that outstanding bills be automatically deducted from TDs’ and senators’ wages if left unpaid after three months.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries Own Brand

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Quinn's daughter to appear on TV3's Tonight show Quinn

Sean Quinn's daughter to appear on TV3's Tonight show

Quinn said she expects her father will join his son behind bars as the family is unable to purge their contempt.

From TheJournal.ie Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity Energy Index

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity

The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Friday Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie €83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme Taoisigh Expenses

€83k paid to ex-taoisigh this year – despite scrapping of expenses scheme Exclusive

Payments to former Taoisigh for secretarial allowances continued until March – despite Enda Kenny telling the Dáil they would end in January, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s almost the long weekend…but here’s nine things to know first.

From TheJournal.ie Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point Opinion

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point

If TDs are found to be misusing travel allowances but didn’t know about it, writes Eoin O’Malley, maybe the rules are the problem…

From TheJournal.ie Joe Higgins to seek legal advice over travel expenses Expenses

Joe Higgins to seek legal advice over travel expenses

Authorities in the Houses of the Oireachtas have already said that they too are talking to lawyers over whether TDs can use travel expenses to attend meetings.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly on expenses: 'We've done nothing that we shouldn't have' Expenses

Clare Daly on expenses: 'We've done nothing that we shouldn't have'

The Socialist Party TD has defended her use of travel expenses for going to meetings around the country urging a boycott of the household charge.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses Expenses

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses

A statement said the Oireachtas “had never envisaged” that TDs would use the allowance for travelling to meetings about the household charge.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins Household Charge

'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins

The Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has said it is okay that deputies use their travel allowances for the purposes of travelling the country urging people to boycott the household charge.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules Expenses

Oireachtas confirms Pearse Doherty did NOT breach expenses rules

Leinster House affirms that Pearse Doherty’s travel expenses would more than cover the amount he received.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k Expenses

Pearse Doherty to meet with Oireachtas after 'conflicting' statements over €8k

Sinn Féin says its finance spokesperson has received conflicting information from the Oireachtas on his use of €8,000 in travel allowances to hire staff and whether he can retrospectively put it towards the cost of a car purchase.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses Expenses

Oireachtas seeks clarification over Pearse Doherty's use of €8k expenses

The Sinn Féin TD wants to put the money used for the employment of constituency workers towards the cost of a car in order to satisfy Oireachtas rules but it’s not clear if he can.

From TheJournal.ie The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland Pricey

The EU's most expensive place for cigarettes and alcohol last year? Ireland

Ireland ranked overall as the fifth most expensive place for consumer goods and services last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I use it to take someone off the dole' - Doherty on hiring extra staff using excess expenses Expenses

'I use it to take someone off the dole' - Doherty on hiring extra staff using excess expenses

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty had defended spending unused travel expenses in order to hire staff.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year Expenses

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year

Enda Kenny has opted to start vouching for his parliamentary expenses – and is therefore entitled to higher monthly payments.

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics

Exactly how many Irish people are looking for work and can’t find it? And when is a Leaving Cert not a Leaving Cert?

From TheJournal.ie Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012 Inflation

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012

Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Ned O'Keeffe released without charge Investigation

Ned O'Keeffe released without charge

The former Fianna Fáil TD was arrested on suspicion of using a false invoice to claim for mobile phone expenses.

From TheJournal.ie Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts Honour Code

Here's why you can't view a TD's 'vouched' expenses receipts

We thought it would be interesting to ask for a copy for a random TD’s receipts for what they spent their vouched expenses on. We were turned down. This is why.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime Expenses

Oireachtas committee to scrutinise TDs' new expenses regime

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage Ministerial Expenses

Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage

Small Business Minister John Perry has claimed the most of any government minister in mileage allowances over the past year, new figures have revealed.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world. Opinion

Column: Our politicians are overpaid. It’s time they rejoined the real world.

A new campaign is calling for politicians’ pay to be benchmarked against real jobs. Aaron McKenna explains why the salaries have to shrink.

From TheJournal.ie 33 per cent drop in judicial costs over past four years Expenses

33 per cent drop in judicial costs over past four years

The costs of transport, accommodation and judicial attire has dropped in recent years – even as the number of judges in the country has risen.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine things you need to know this morning.

6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe) Political Storms This post contains videos This post contains images

6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe)

Irish politcians have been hitting the headlines with their less than kosher dealings.. how do they match up to these international wheelers and dealers?

From The42 'Vast majority' of counties support crackdown on illegal manager payments Manager Payments

'Vast majority' of counties support crackdown on illegal manager payments

The GAA looks set to press ahead with stricter enforcement of its rules forbidding payment to managers.

From TheJournal.ie 12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year One Year In This post contains images

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.