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:

  • A basic salary 
  • An additional salaried allowance for specified positions

Salaries are subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution. 

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Members are also entitled to a “Parliamentary Standard Allowance (PSA)”. This allowance has two distinct elements:

  • Travel and accommodation allowance (TAA) 
  • Public representation allowance (PRA)

Both the TAA and the PRA are paid in arrears as a single monthly allowance.

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Members may also avail of a mobile phone allowance or a Constituency Office Establishment Allowances. 

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