Monday January 20, 2020

TDs and senators claim huge expenses without attending Leinster House

The Travel and Accommodation allowance is being treated as part of TDs’ core salary when it is in fact an allowance, says TD Paul Murphy

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
1st December, 2019
2
Leinster House. Photo Bloomberg

TDs and senators claimed travel and accommodation expenses on more than 500 days even though they never actually travelled to Leinster House.

The Travel and Accommodation allowance (TAA) covers the costs associated with travel to and from Leinster House as well as overnights in Dublin.

Under Oireachtas rules, TDs and senators must clock in at Leinster House on at least 120 days in order to retain their full travel and accommodation allowance, which is worth between...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Everywhere they canvass, politicians are facing questions about the housing crisis and the plight of homeless people

Killian Woods | 1 day ago

The declining fortunes of the small village of Clonmellon, in the three-seater constituency, epitomise problems that can be found across the state

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago

Move sees party attempt to set itself apart from Fine Gael on financial issues

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago