Sunday December 8, 2019

TDs clocking in at Leinster House, but they’re not voting

A Sunday Business Post investigation reveals that many politicians across all parties are not taking part in Dáil debates either

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

27th October, 2019
Danny and Michael Healy-Rae outside Leinster House. Both TDs point to workloads and constituency matters as reasons for missing Dáil votes

A significant number of TDs are clocking in at Leinster House in order to claim expenses without taking any part in Dáil votes or debates, an investigation by The Sunday Business Post can reveal.

An analysis of the five Thursday sittings in June and July of this year showed that on 48 separate occasions, TDs are recorded as having clocked in at Leinster House but are not recorded as taking part in any...

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