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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

1st December, 2019
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...

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