Members of the Oireachtas are paid a basic salary plus a salaried allowance based on any additional positions they hold. They can also claim the Parliamentary Standard Allowance and other allowances. Full details of these salaries and allowances are available to the public here.

Salaries

Members of the Oireachtas are paid a basic salary and may also receive a salaried allowance. Members’ basic salaries and salaried allowances are subject to tax, PRSI, USC, pension levy and pension contributions.

Scheme for secretarial assistance

TDs, Senators and political parties directly employ their own administrative staff, but these staff are paid by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission.

Parliamentary Standard Allowance

The Parliamentary Standard Allowance is an annual allowance which comprises the travel and accommodation allowance (TAA) and the public representation allowance (PRA).

Other allowances

Members of the Dáil can claim a once-off allowance towards the cost of setting up a constituency office. Oireachtas Members can also be reimbursed for the cost of a mobile phone.

Recently published returns

Mon, 12 Jul

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Senators for May 2021

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Senators for May 2021 ()

Mon, 12 Jul

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for May 2021

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for May 2021 ()

Wed, 30 Jun

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Senators for April 2021

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Senators for April 2021 ()

Wed, 30 Jun

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for April 2021

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for April 2021 ()

Thu, 27 May

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for March 2021

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Payments to Deputies for March 2021 ()