Guide to political salaries and expenses

These are the latest guides issued to TDs and Senators to tell them about how they are going to be paid and how they can claim expenses.

It takes all of 32 pages to give a full run-through of the political expenses system, and 48 to explain how the pay and pensions system works.

I’ve already raised the issue of the €1,200-a-year that TDs get in “petty cash” as part of their entirely vouched system (payment slightly smaller for Senators).

Petty CashSocial media platforms will also be delighted to learn that Facebook promotion and so on is now considered an allowable expense.


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