Lawless will claim full €30k expenses for Seanad commute from Chicago

Galway-born restaurateur appointed to Seanad by Enda Kenny in May

31st July, 2016
Billy Lawless will fly in from Chicago for every Seanad meeting Pic: RollingNews.ie

Chicago-based senator Billy Lawless has confirmed he will claim nearly €30,000 in expenses to travel to Ireland for business.

The Galway-born restaurateur was appointed to the Seanad by Enda Kenny last May, despite living nearly 6,000 kilometres from Dublin.

He is the only senator not based on the island of Ireland.

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