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#Expenses

# expenses - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# expenses - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses – But who cost the most? Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses – But who cost the most?

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

# expenses - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

# expenses - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# expenses - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A British government minister quit because he couldn’t make enough money to live in London Intolerable

# expenses - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If he’d been a kid from a disadvantaged area stealing €4k he might have got a different sentence’ Ivor Callely

‘If he’d been a kid from a disadvantaged area stealing €4k he might have got a different sentence’

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been reacting to the Ivor Callely sentencing today.

# expenses - Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison Expenses

Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison

The ex-Senator pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

From TheJournal.ie All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

From TheJournal.ie Willie O’Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment Reaction

Willie O’Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

# expenses - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed Courts

No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed

The ex-Senator has already pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

# expenses - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Councillor claimed expenses “recklessly” and “did not act in good faith” Donegal

Councillor claimed expenses “recklessly” and “did not act in good faith”

Donegal councillor Pádraig Doherty contravened sections of the Local Government Act and the Code of Conduct for councillors.

# expenses - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noel Rock: I’m taking €0 expenses – here’s why Expenses

Noel Rock: I’m taking €0 expenses – here’s why

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

# expenses - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Seanad committee wins appeal over Ivor Callelly expense claims Supreme Court

Seanad committee wins appeal over Ivor Callelly expense claims

The Supreme Court voted 4-3 in favour of the Seanad Committee on Members’ Interests.

# expenses - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From Business ETC No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU Need For Speed

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU

The price difference in advertised broadband between some EU countries can be as much as 400 per cent.

# expenses - Monday 3 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# expenses - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie CVs on the way to Shatter for charities regulator board positions Charities Regulator

CVs on the way to Shatter for charities regulator board positions

The Justice Minister has announced that he’s looking for board members for the Charities Regulatory Authority.

From TheJournal.ie This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians’ allowance bill Tighten Your Belts

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians’ allowance bill

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

# expenses - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses

The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.

# expenses - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘A nice bonus at Christmas time’: Dublin mayor’s pay-cut benefits 50 community groups Politicians' Pay

‘A nice bonus at Christmas time’: Dublin mayor’s pay-cut benefits 50 community groups

Dermot Looney’s decision to surrender part of his salary has worked out well for dozens of community groups in the south of the capital.

# expenses - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie FG candidate defends no expenses pledge after party colleague calls him a ‘tosser’ Expenses Row

FG candidate defends no expenses pledge after party colleague calls him a ‘tosser’

Noel Rock has been criticised by sitting Fine Gael councillor Professor Bill Tormey over a pledge to take no expenses if elected next year and an incorrect claim that councillors can claim up to €60,000 per year.

# expenses - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

TDs and Senators who lose their seats could face court action over unspent allowances

A new bill published yesterday will ensure that unspent allowances from TDs and Senators are repaid for the first time.

# expenses - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

# expenses - Friday 11 October, 2013

TDs and Senators given advice to counter ‘disingenuous annual media yarn’ on allowances

TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.

# expenses - Monday 26 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# expenses - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Slopping out’ to end in Mountjoy this year Justice

‘Slopping out’ to end in Mountjoy this year

Meanwhile, Operation Acer has seen a reduction of burglaries by more than 10 per cent since its introduction.

# expenses - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays Holidays

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

# expenses - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator’s council expenses Ethics

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator’s council expenses

SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.

# expenses - Monday 4 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road Driving

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

# expenses - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘If I could go back in time, I never would’ve put that first cigarette in my mouth’ Read Me

Column: ‘If I could go back in time, I never would’ve put that first cigarette in my mouth’

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

# expenses - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why. Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

# expenses - Saturday 22 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses’ audit Expenses

Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses’ audit

€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.

# expenses - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more Political Allowances

Budget 2013: Unvouched expenses will end, but 95 politicians will receive more

There’s also an across-the-board cut for political expenses, while severance pay for office holders will be scrapped.

# expenses - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture Opinion

Column: Secrecy around TDs’ expenses is typical of Irish political culture

Yes, expenses need reform – but we need a larger conversation too, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# expenses - Friday 2 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Britain’s former Europe minister quits over expenses fraud Expenses

Britain’s former Europe minister quits over expenses fraud

The Committee on Standards and Privileges said the illegitimate expenses claims by MacShane were worth £12,900 (€16,070) but that he had since repaid the amount in full.

# expenses - Monday 1 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

# expenses - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie “It’s a pensions time bomb” – 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension Survey

“It’s a pensions time bomb” – 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

# expenses - Saturday 1 September, 2012

From Business ETC Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal Compensation

Mixed reaction from customers to Ulster Bank deal

Did the technical glitch affect you? Are you happy with the compensation package?

# expenses - Monday 27 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians’ wages Cough Up

Bar and restaurant tabs could be deducted from politicians’ wages

It has been suggested that outstanding bills be automatically deducted from TDs’ and senators’ wages if left unpaid after three months.

# expenses - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From Business ETC Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries Own Brand

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

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