Much has been written about the pay and allowances of members of the Houses of the Oireachtas. Here we will provide a clear and accurate account of these costs. A member’s salary may comprise one or both of the following:
Salaries are subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution.
Members are also entitled to a “Parliamentary Standard Allowance (PSA)”. This allowance has two distinct elements:
Both the TAA and the PRA are paid in arrears as a single monthly allowance.
Members may also avail of a mobile phone allowance or a Constituency Office Establishment Allowances.