- Jan 22, 2011
Catherine Halloran, Political correspondent Irish Daily Star https://twitter.com/popcornhack
John McGuinness, FF TD Carlow-Kilkenny, Chairman PAC John J. McGuinness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brian Stanley, SF TD Laois-Offaly Brian Stanley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today, the Public Accounts Committee of the Oireachtas looked at and discussed how much members of the Oireachtas got in allowances. Tonight #VINB looks at how much they get for travel, accommodation and other expenses and asks how much can be justified?
Every year, some 1.5bn is paid out to Ministers, TDs and Senators in both vouched and unvouched expenses. John McGuinness, PAC Chairman, is pressing for getting rid of unvouched allowances altogether - allowances should be fully accountable as they are in private businesses.
So what are we waiting for? Why isnt this implemented with haste. Hopefully, Vinny will ask this, and a lot more questions besides, of the two politicians on the show. Catherine Halloran is very knowable about this area so we should be in for a good if not great show tonight. Well worth viewing
Oink! Oink! Oink! are they still at the tough?
Public Accounts, Houses of the Oireachtas
PAC to examine allowances cuts | Irish Examiner
Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
» PAC to examine allowances cuts
Calls for political allowances to be set independently - Newstalk.ie
Jenny McCudden, Editor Sligo Chamion https://twitter.com/JennyMcCudden
John McGuirk, PR consultant https://twitter.com/john_mcguirk
Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/198668-vinb-mon-22-10-2012-deal-double-deal.html
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