Donegal TDs received over €18,500 in expenses during March

Dail Chamber

Recent figures for the Parliamentary Standard Allowance for TDs reveals that over €515,000 was paid out in expenses for March despite only sitting in the Dail twice during the period.

Donegal TDs Charlie McConologue, Pearse Doherty, Pat the Cope Gallagher and Thomas Pringle received over €4,300 in expenses while Fine Gael's Joe McHugh received €1,333 in expenses, however he also receives separate expenses as an outgoing Junior Minister.

An analysis by the Journal.ie shows that in March last year, the expenses bill was €7,000 less, despite there being 12 Dail sittings and eight more TDs.