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 are effective for 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

Position in Dáil ÉireannAdditional Salaried
Allowance
Government Whip €15,829
Assistant Government Whip €13,800
Fianna Fáil Party Whip €17,480
Sinn Féin Party Whip €9,200
Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit Party Whip €5,520
Labour Party Whip €5,520
Independents 4 Change Party Whip €5,520
Social Democrats Party Whip €5,520
Green Party Whip €5,520
Fine Gael Party Assistant  Whip €8,740
Fianna Fáil Party Assistant  Whip €8,740
Labour Party Assistant  Whip €2,760
Sinn Féin Party Assistant  Whip €4,600


Position in Seanad Eireann    Additional Salaried 
Allowance
Deputy Leader of the House  €5,989
Government Whip €2,682
 Assistant Government Whip €792
 Fianna Fáil Group Leader €5,989
 Independents Group Leader             €2,682
 Sinn Féin Group Leader €2,682
 Civil Engagement Group Leader                                   €2,682
 Labour Group Leader €2,682
 Fianna Fáil Group Whip €2,682
 Independents Group Whip €792
 Sinn Féin Group Whip €792
 Civil Engagement Group Whip €792
 Labour Group Whip €792

 

Committee                                     Additional Salaried 
Allowance
Chairperson of Joint Committees €8,740
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

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.