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TD's Collect €7.2m in Travel and Office Allowances for 2012.


damus

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Journal.ie have just published the list of allowances for travel and office expenses that our 166 TD's have managed to collect during 2012....and it amounts to €7.2m.

What sticks out for me are certain TD's. For example, there are certain SF TD's who seem to be collecting large sums. Pearse Doherty for example collected €61,294.08 in addition to his TD's salary. Johnathan O'Brien collected €60,550.08. Caoimhghin O'Caolain collected €58,666.08 with Martin Ferris collecting 62.050.08. Then we have Richard Boyd Barrett who's collecting €37,700.04 the exact same amount that's been collected by another ULA member Joan Collins. Clare Daly is collecting 27,000 - now where's her office? People who collected the least are Brian Hayes along with James Reilly who's travel and allowances amounted to €12,000.

How many of these TD's are claiming allowances that are vouched? How many of these TD's actually have constituency offices? How many of these TD's are using taxpayers money to employ family and friends? Why on earth are we continuing to give TD's an allowance for travelling in to work? Why are we giving TD's an allowance for their office expenses - surely that should come out of their own pocket?

TDs receive

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdHJ6M3ZLNWRZTG5IajRnZVBoMWZEVkE&usp=sharing#gid=0
 
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ruserious

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Journal.ie have just published the list of allowances for travel and office expenses that our 166 TD's have managed to collect during 2012....and it amounts to €7.2m.

What sticks out for me are certain TD's. For example, there are certain SF TD's who seem to be collecting large sums. Pearse Doherty for example collected €61,294.08 in addition to his TD's salary. Johnathan O'Brien collected €60,550.08. Caoimhghin O'Caolain collected €58,666.08 with Martin Ferris collecting 62.050.08. Then we have Richard Boyd Barrett who's collecting €37,700.04 the exact same amount that's been collected by another ULA member Joan Collins. Clare Daly is collecting 27,000 - now where's her office? People who collected the least are Brian Hayes along with James Reilly who's travel and allowances amounted to €12,000.


How many of these TD's are claiming allowances that are vouched? How many of these TD's actually have constituency offices? How many of these TD's are using taxpayers money to employ family and friends? Why on earth are we continuing to give TD's an allowance for travelling in to work? Why are we giving TD's an allowance for their office expenses - surely that should come out of their own pocket?

TDs receive

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdHJ6M3ZLNWRZTG5IajRnZVBoMWZEVkE&usp=sharing#gid=0
Ah ya, sure do give examples of far travelling TD's whom you dispise to Dublin based TD's who's party you like. That's a fair comparison :roll:
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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Journal.ie have just published the list of allowances for travel and office expenses that our 166 TD's have managed to collect during 2012....and it amounts to €7.2m.

What sticks out for me are certain TD's. For example, there are certain SF TD's who seem to be collecting large sums. Pearse Doherty for example collected €61,294.08 in addition to his TD's salary. Johnathan O'Brien collected €60,550.08. Caoimhghin O'Caolain collected €58,666.08 with Martin Ferris collecting 62.050.08. Then we have Richard Boyd Barrett who's collecting €37,700.04 the exact same amount that's been collected by another ULA member Joan Collins. Clare Daly is collecting 27,000 - now where's her office? People who collected the least are Brian Hayes along with James Reilly who's travel and allowances amounted to €12,000.

How many of these TD's are claiming allowances that are vouched? How many of these TD's actually have constituency offices? How many of these TD's are using taxpayers money to employ family and friends? Why on earth are we continuing to give TD's an allowance for travelling in to work? Why are we giving TD's an allowance for their office expenses - surely that should come out of their own pocket?

TDs receive

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdHJ6M3ZLNWRZTG5IajRnZVBoMWZEVkE&usp=sharing#gid=0
I wonder have you an agenda against certain TD's ?
I mean you did not even mention the highest, youe a wee bit biased boss.
think they are all pretty bad
 

damus

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Ah ya, sure do give examples of far travelling TD's whom you dispise to Dublin based TD's who's party you like. That's a fair comparison :roll:
And which party do I like?
 

damus

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I wonder have you an agenda against certain TD's ?
think they are all pretty bad
Oh I agree - they're all dispicable which is why I questioned why we're paying any of these guys allowances in the first place. If I had my way none of them would get one bloomin cent.
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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Oh I agree - they're all dispicable which is why I questioned why we're paying any of these guys allowances in the first place. If I had my way none of them would get one bloomin cent.
you did not even mention who got the highest, like WTF
 

wishywashy

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Journal.ie have just published the list of allowances for travel and office expenses that our 166 TD's have managed to collect during 2012....and it amounts to €7.2m.

What sticks out for me are certain TD's. For example, there are certain SF TD's who seem to be collecting large sums. Pearse Doherty for example collected €61,294.08 in addition to his TD's salary. Johnathan O'Brien collected €60,550.08. Caoimhghin O'Caolain collected €58,666.08 with Martin Ferris collecting 62.050.08. Then we have Richard Boyd Barrett who's collecting €37,700.04 the exact same amount that's been collected by another ULA member Joan Collins. Clare Daly is collecting 27,000 - now where's her office? People who collected the least are Brian Hayes along with James Reilly who's travel and allowances amounted to €12,000.

How many of these TD's are claiming allowances that are vouched? How many of these TD's actually have constituency offices? How many of these TD's are using taxpayers money to employ family and friends? Why on earth are we continuing to give TD's an allowance for travelling in to work? Why are we giving TD's an allowance for their office expenses - surely that should come out of their own pocket?

TDs receive

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlxJrxiwB44XdHJ6M3ZLNWRZTG5IajRnZVBoMWZEVkE&usp=sharing#gid=0

Meanwhile,let the rest of us eat cake.
 
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