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From TheJournal.ie Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers In Numbers

Advisers, laundry and people kicked out: the new Dáil's first year in numbers

Just how busy has the new government been? Well, they’ve cut their own pay – but they produce less legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin TD urged to ‘come clean’ over €50,000 use of Dáil printer cartridges Inkgate

Sinn Féin TD urged to ‘come clean’ over €50,000 use of Dáil printer cartridges

Aengus Ó Snodaigh says his use of 434 printer cartridges between 2007 and 2008 – costing over €50,000 – was merited.

From TheJournal.ie Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule? European Disunity

Is there an end in sight for European Parliament's two-chamber rule?

MEPs have backed plans to examine scrapping the arrangement where both Brussels and Strasbourg can house all meetings.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

From TheJournal.ie Government blocks Seanad move to abolish unvouched independents’ allowance Expenses

Government blocks Seanad move to abolish unvouched independents’ allowance

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

From TheJournal.ie New rules may allow independent TDs to be paid twice for same expenses Expenses

New rules may allow independent TDs to be paid twice for same expenses Exclusive

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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

In your morning update: Loopholes in new Oireachtas expenses regime, government to unveil plan for 100,000 jobs, and one of David Kelly’s last roles.

From TheJournal.ie SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister Expenses

SF condemns €17,205 pay boost for Labour junior minister

The government has given Jan O’Sullivan a pay raise in line with her status as a ‘super-junior’ minister with a seat at Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie Former FF senator given €3,100 expenses for role he couldn't fulfil Expenses

Former FF senator given €3,100 expenses for role he couldn't fulfil

Pat Moylan was paid €3100.05 in expenses across April and May – for being the Cathaoireach of a Seanad that no longer existed.

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

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.