Bill for senators who have yet to sit close to €500,000

Senators receive a basic annual salary of €68,111, which means that each one has received just over €9,000 in salary in the seven weeks since their election.

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
24th May, 2020
Bill for senators who have yet to sit close to €500,000
The Seanad election was completed at the beginning of April but the Attorney General has advised that it cannot be properly constituted until the remaining 11 senators are appointed

The 49 members of the Seanad have been paid almost half a million euro in salary since their election, despite the upper house still not having sat.

The Seanad election was completed at the beginning of April but the Attorney General has advised that it cannot be properly constituted until the remaining eleven senators are appointed. This can only be done by a newly-elected Taoiseach rather than one serving in a caretaker capacity as Leo Varadkar...

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