Salaries

A basic salary is paid to TDs from the date of the election, subject to the TD signing the Roll of Members of Dáil Éireann within 30 days of the election. Similarly, a basic salary is paid to Senators from and including the date of election to the Seanad. Those members of the Seanad nominated by the Taoiseach are paid from their date of nomination. Salaries are subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution.

RoleBasic Salary Additional Salaried
Allowance
TD €87,258 --
Senator €65,000 --
Taoiseach €87,258 €98,092*
Tánaiste €87,258 €84,051*
Minister €87,258 €70,282*
Minister of State €87,258 €34,381*
Ceann Comhairle €87,258 €70,282
Leas-Cheann Comhairle €87,258 €34,381
Cathaoirleach €65,000  €38,160
Leas-Cathaoirleach €65,000  €19,846
Leader of the Seanad €65,000  €15,255
Deputy Leader of the Seanad €65,000 €5,989
* These allowances are paid by the individual Department to which the Minister is assigned.

 

Allowances for Specified Positions

These rates were effective in 31st Dáil and are subject to change for the purposes of the 32nd Dáil.

Certain specified positions within the Houses of the Oireachtas also have an additional salaried allowance. These salaried allowances are also subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution

PositionAdditional Salaried
Allowance
Whip to the Fianna Fáil Party (D) €17,480
Assistant Government Whip (D) €13,800
Assistant Whip to the Fianna Fáil Party (D) €8,740
Assistant Whip to the Fine Gael Party (D) €6,900
Whip to the Sinn Féin Party (D) €5,520
Assistant Whip to the Labour Party (D) €5,520
Whip to the People Before Profit Alliance (D) €5,520
Whip to the Socialist Party (D) €5,520
Assistant Whip to the Sinn Féin Party (D) €2,760
Government Whip (S) €2,682
Assistant Government Whip (S) €792
Fianna Fáil Party Leader (S) €5,989
Independent Group of Nominated Senators' Leader (S) €2,682
Independent Group of University Senators' Leader (S) €2,682
Whip to the Fianna Fáil Party (S) €2,682
Whip to the Independent Group of Nominated Senators (S) €792
Whip to the Independent Group of University Senators (S) €792
Chairperson of Joint Committees (TD) €8,740
Chairperson of Joint Committees (Senator) €5,989
Chairperson of British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly €8,740
Commission Members (TD) €8,740
Commission Members (Senator) €5,989
Select Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Éireann €0
* (S) denotes a Seanad position; (D) denotes a Dáil position.

In some cases, members have waived receipt of some allowances so a presumption should not be made that all of the above mentioned allowances are paid.