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€250k unit keeps ministers in step

A parliamentary liaison unit set up to brief Independent Alliance ministers and other Independent ministers about what was happening in the Dáil and Seanad has an annual salary bill of €244,000

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
19th April, 2018
A parliamentary liaison unit sends weekly briefings for Independent Alliance ministers and other independent ministers. Pic: Rolling News

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is spending almost €250,000 on a special parliamentary unit to help warn Independent ministers about opposition motions.

The parliamentary liaison unit was set up in May 2016 to brief Independent Alliance ministers and other Independent ministers about what was happening in the Dáil and Seanad.

The liaison unit is staffed by four civil servants in the Department of the Taoiseach and has an annual salary bill of €244,000.

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