12 Samh 2019, 16.30

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission agreed at its meeting today to undertake a focused review on the  recording of Members’ attendance in Leinster House.    The review will include

  1. the views and input of each party or group
  2. a presentation from the Audit Committee to the Commission
  3.  the views of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform who is the statutory and regulatory authority in this matter and,
  4. an examination of  best practice internationally

 

Speaking after the meeting the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Chairperson of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission said “ It is vital that we restore credibility and public confidence in the system and administration of allowances to Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas. The review agreed today by the Commission is expected to be completed by January next. It will then be considered by the Commission and any recommendations made will be forwarded to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for consideration and action as necessary.”

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