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From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee…

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much the Seanad received in expenses last year Seanad Expenses

Here’s how much the Seanad received in expenses last year

The figures for Senators’ expenses for December allow us to build a full picture of the payments made to each member last year.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

From TheJournal.ie This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011 TD Expenses

This is how much your TD claimed in expenses in 2011

Figures released by the Oireachtas detail exactly how much every TD in the country claimed in expenses from the day they got elected until the end of December 2011.

From TheJournal.ie The TDs who were paid less than €50k in expenses - and why TD Expenses

The TDs who were paid less than €50k in expenses - and why

We look at how the majority of the 31st Dáil representatives were paid allowances in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year TD Expenses

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.

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 Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses National Treasure

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance' Expenses

Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance'

12 independent members of the Seanad are entitled to a little-known allowance of around €23,000 per year, TDs are told.

From TheJournal.ie Callely win could land taxpayer with €500k legal bill Expenses

Callely win could land taxpayer with €500k legal bill

The Public Accounts Committee is told that Ivor Callely’s legal fees for his Supreme Court challenge could reach hundreds of thousands.

From TheJournal.ie HSE rolls back on expenses row HSE

HSE rolls back on expenses row

The HSE had said that it wouldn’t pay travel expenses to its staff – but reversed the decision following a meeting between the Minister for Health and the head of the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Minister may order HSE to pay staff their expenses Expenses

Minister may order HSE to pay staff their expenses

It emerged this week that the HSE was withholding travel costs from staff until next year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE withholding travel costs from staff 'not good enough', says minister HSE

HSE withholding travel costs from staff 'not good enough', says minister

Community and home help workers will not be repaid for petrol or subsistence expenses this month or next.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers can claim €3,500 tax refund for laundry expenses To The Cleaners

Ministers can claim €3,500 tax refund for laundry expenses

Michael Noonan reveals that ministers can take €3,500 off their tax expenses if they need to stay in hotels while in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years HIQA

Health watchdog staff spend over €2m on expenses in four years

The figures have been disclosed by the Health Information and Quality Authority under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses

Mitchell’s campaign said he has no income other than his MEP’s salary and related payments.

From TheJournal.ie Fingleton expenses "will infuriate" people, says Hannigan Expenses

Fingleton expenses "will infuriate" people, says Hannigan

Dominic Hannigan, the Labour Party TD, has said this highlights the need for increased powers for Oireachtas committees, which will be decided by referendum next month.

From TheJournal.ie Total for judges' travel and clothing expenses tops half a million euro Expenses

Total for judges' travel and clothing expenses tops half a million euro

Details of 40 District and Circuit Court judges’ expenses have been revealed…

From TheJournal.ie Mystery surrounds the work of Bertie's €265k secretaries Expenses

Mystery surrounds the work of Bertie's €265k secretaries

A report in today’s Sunday Times has revealed that €265,000 has been allotted to Bertie Ahern since he stepped down in 2008 for ‘secretarial services’ relating to his role as a former Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Over €21,500 spent on new departmental logos and signs Logos

Over €21,500 spent on new departmental logos and signs

Payments vary from the Department of Public Expenditure’s €4,538 for new designs to the Department of Transport’s €264.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning, including a row between Church and State, the wrong type of Roscommon U-turn, and a bad day for Lady Gaga…

From TheJournal.ie Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now House Calls

Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now

Yesterday’s decision to block premium phone calls cannot be applied to Senators until they agree to a cap themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones No House Calls

Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones

Committee on Procedure and Privileges said it was “clear that facilities were being abused”.

From TheJournal.ie Former TD returns €12,000 in expenses after low Dáil attendance AWOL

Former TD returns €12,000 in expenses after low Dáil attendance

The ex-TD missed the Dáil’s minimum attendance level by a hefty margin.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: a loophole in the new pensions levy, the expenses row engulfing Waterford IT, and Bin Laden’s plans for a major 9/11 anniversary attack.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Our usual wrap-up of the day’s news, and some bits you may have missed from the last 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Callely the only senator not to receive expenses for February Expenses

Callely the only senator not to receive expenses for February

The latest Oireachtas expenses report shows Ivor Callely was the only Senator not to get expenses while the Seanad was off.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Health spent €20k on hiring potted plants Potty

Department of Health spent €20k on hiring potted plants

The department spent tens of thousands renting potted plants over a two year period.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the storm that turned out to be a damp squib; 12 injured and two people die in Galway crash; iPhone alarm glitch is still not fixed as Americans wake up late for work.

From TheJournal.ie €2.3m in expenses for TDs over summer Expenses

€2.3m in expenses for TDs over summer

PJ Sheehan named as the highest claimant over the summer with €21, 180 from June to September.

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.

FIANNA FÁIL has suspended senator Ivor Callely as more allegations surface regarding his expenses claims.

Following mounting pressure Fianna Fáil has suspended the senator, pending the outcome of an investigation into claims that he used forged documents to make expenses claims.

Callely claimed nearly €3,000 from the Oireachtas for the purchase of mobile phones and related services -  however, the company Callely claimed to have dealt with, ‘Business Communications Ltd’,  had stopped trading a year before his first submitted receipt was issued.

Last month, Callely was suspended from the Seanad for 20 days following a ruling by his peers decided that he had intentionally misrepresented his primary place of residence in order to claim travel expenses.

The Irish Times reports that Fianna Fáil had said that it had been considering “certain matters in the public domain concerning Senator Callely” and agreed that “this information establishes a possible prima facie case of conduct unbecoming a member of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.