It cost the tax-payer €18.58m last year to fund the salaries of all TDs and Senators in Leinster House, according to the 2017 annual report of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission published today.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018
I am writing to about the ridiculous practice of allowing Oireachtas members the privilege of buying food and drink in Leinster House on credit. I welcome new measures to ensure that these tabs will at least be cleared by Oireachtas members going forward.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is, and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
Nearly all of the politicians involved in the fiasco around the membership of the banking inquiry committee have done their profession a disservice and have further diminished our parliament in the eyes of a weary, increasingly cynical citizenship.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014
As any Sir Humphrey Appleby, GCB, KBE, MVO, MA (Oxon) worthy of his or her Leinster House access-all-areas pass will confirm, the best way to kill off persistent, difficult ideas is to exile them to the never-never land of consultation, to divert them up endless cul-de-sacs and, eventually, watch them drown in a quagmire of earnest, impractical reports or costings.
Thu, 15 May, 2014