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Be interesting to know how much each Dublin City Councillor was paid in each of the past 5 yearsCouncillors are paid salaries (taxable) and expenses (not taxed or in general vouched).
Payments can vary depending on the council involved. In Dublin City Council for example
the salary is c18,000 pa. Expenses for attending meetings to a max of 8406 are paid if you attend the majority of meetings - no receipts required.
As p/t employees of the council there's no reason why travel costs to what is their work should be paid.
They can also get money for broadband, telephone (vouched ) and conference attendance money which includes subsistence and mileage money paid at civil service rates. There is an extra 6000 for chairing a strategic policy committee.
When a councillor retires/or loses his seat there is a significant gratuity or as I call it scrappage money. Only two years service is necessary to be eligible for the scrappage money.
The costs of councillors has significantly increased in recent years without the general public knowing it.
All elected members salaries are public information available under FOI from FOI officer of relevant council/clerk of the dail. Just ask...Be interesting to know how much each Dublin City Councillor was paid in each of the past 5 years