Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (310)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

310. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide details in tabular form by Deputy and Senator of the total amount paid under the Leader's allowance to individual members of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann excluding those Deputies who were leaders of political parties comprising three Deputies or more since 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30081/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Party Leaders Allowance is provided for in the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) Act, 1938, as amended by the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act, 2001.

The legislation, when introduced in 1938, made provision for payments to leaders of qualifying parties in respect of members of Dáil Éireann only. The legislation was amended in 1996 to provide that payments may be made to a member of Dáil Éireann, who at the last preceding general election, or at a subsequent bye-election, was elected as a member other than as a member of a qualifying party. A similar provision was introduced in 2001 to provide for payments to independent members of Seanad Éireann who were appointed or elected as members other than as members of a qualifying party.

Under the legislation, a qualifying independent TD may be paid an annual rate currently amounting to €41,152. Similarly, a qualifying independent Senator may be paid an annual rate currently amounting to €23,383.

The amounts paid to each independent TD from the period 2001 to date are set out at Appendix A. The amounts paid to each independent Senator from the period 2001 to date are set out at Appendix B. The current data systems in use allow for detailed payment records in the manner requested by the Deputy from 2001, however this system does not permit detailing the payments to independent TDs prior to 2001. For information in relation to the amounts paid to leaders of qualifying parties under the legislation from 2002-2012, the Deputy may wish to refer to PQ 12254 of 7 March 2013.

Appendix A – Payments made to Independent Members of Dáil Éireann 2001-2013

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

Beverly Flynn

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€23,984.07

€40,319.50

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€64,303.57

Catherine Murphy

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€27,752.04

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€173,557.04

Finian McGrath

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€36,877.55

€41,087.07

€41,151.96

€41,151.96

€39,437.30

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€413,166.66

Jackie Healy Rae

€18,906.44

€28,945.29

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€36,877.55

€41,085.07

€37,722.63

€41,151.96

€4,654.09

€0.00

€0.00

€345,514.49

James Breen

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€168,055.69

Jerry Cowley

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€168,055.69

John Halligan

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Like "Ming" Flanagan

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Marian Harkin

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€168,055.69

Mattie McGrath

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Maureen O Sullivan

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€24,005.31

€41,151.96

€39,437.30

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€162,893.18

Michael Healy Rae

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Michael Lowry

€18,906.44

€28,945.29

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€36,877.55

€41,085.07

€41,151.96

€41,151.96

€39,437.30

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€442,025.64

Michael Wallace*

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€75,935.16

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Mildred Fox

€18,906.44

€28,945.29

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€196,916.67

Noel Grealish

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Paddy McHugh

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€168,055.69

Paudge Connnolly

€0.00

€18,990.75

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€168,055.69

S Ross

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,641.86

€17,146.65

€93,571.71

Seamus Healy

€18,906.44

€28,945.29

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€12,893.48

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€289,998.48

Stephen Donnelly

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Thomas Pringle

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,783.20

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€93,081.81

Tom Fleming

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€34,293.30

€41,151.96

€17,146.65

€92,591.91

Tom Gildea

€18,906.44

€9,954.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€28,860.44

Tony Gregory

€18,906.44

€28,945.29

€30,648.96

€31,883.51

€33,809.28

€39,829.71

€36,877.55

€41,085.07

€221.25

€0.00

€0.00

€40,315.03

€0.00

€302,522.09

Total

€113,438.64

€268,624.95

€337,138.56

€350,718.61

€399,654.12

€477,956.52

€274,642.11

€204,661.78

€144,253.11

€164,607.84

€505,091.31

€692,867.53

€257,199.75

€4,190,854.83

Appendix B – Payments made to Independent Members of Seanad Éireann 2001-2013

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

Mary Henry

€7,599.59

€17,080.16

€17,415.00

€18,116.52

€19,210.86

€22,631.84

€12,854.60

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€114,908.57

David Norris

€7,599.59

€17,080.16

€17,415.00

€18,116.52

€19,210.86

€22,631.84

€22,128.35

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€23,112.33

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€250,531.66

Joe O'Toole

€7,599.59

€17,080.16

€17,415.00

€18,116.52

€19,210.86

€22,631.84

€22,128.35

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€7,198.92

€0.00

€0.00

€201,492.39

Fergal Quinn

€7,599.59

€17,080.16

€17,415.00

€18,116.52

€19,210.86

€22,631.84

€22,128.35

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€23,112.32

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€250,531.65

Shane Ross

€7,599.59

€17,080.16

€17,415.00

€18,116.52

€19,210.86

€22,631.84

€22,128.35

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€3,618.79

€0.00

€0.00

€197,912.26

Eoghan Harris

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€9,273.75

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€7,198.92

€0.00

€0.00

€86,583.82

Ronan Mullen

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€9,273.75

€23,345.23

€23,382.96

€23,382.96

€23,112.32

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€135,623.08

John Crown

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€15,913.40

€18,388.64

€9,742.90

€44,044.94

Sean Barrett

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€15,913.40

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€49,039.26

Martin McAleese

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€3,247.63

€23,382.96

€3,897.16

€30,527.75

Fiach Mac Conghaill

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Eamon Coughlan

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Dr. Katherine Zappone

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Mary Ann O Brien

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Marie Louise O Donnell

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Jillian Van Turnhout

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€14,394.35

€23,382.96

€9,742.90

€47,520.21

Maurice Hayes

€7,599.59

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€7,599.59

Ivana Bacik

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€9,274.00

€22,908.00

€5,846.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

€38,028.00

Total

€45,597.54

€85,400.80

€87,075.00

€90,582.60

€96,054.30

€113,159.20

€129,189.50

€162,979.38

€146,143.76

€140,297.76

€208,794.15

€275,601.20

€111,069.06

€1,691,944.25