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Five reasons (and counting) on why Ireland’s political expenses system is in dire need of reform

The political expenses regime in Northern Ireland has been the subject of a report by an independent review body. Some of the planned allowances would bring a tear to the eye of many Irish politicians if introduced here, because they are distinctly stingy by Leinster House standards. You can read the full report here. The most interesting […]

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Ex-Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett approved €11k in overnight expenses for driver to travel to Dublin to bring him on short commute from Killiney to Leinster House

A personal driver for Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett ended up being paid more than €10,000 in overnight expenses last year because he travelled from his home in the South East to bring the Ceann Comhairle on a nine-mile journey to Leinster House. Dominic Hearns, a former garda, was able to claim the overnight expenses as he […]

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