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    Default Gilmore's Expenses!

    As a Dublin-based TD, who returns home every night, gets paid expenses for everyday he attends the Dail.
    TDs "up from the country" get paid an overnight allowance similar to what Gilmore gets.

    Can Eamon Gilmore justify and stand over HIS own expenses?

    if he cant JUSTIFY these expenses, then surely he's in the same boat as o'donoghue and others??

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    Quote Originally Posted by councillor View Post
    As a Dublin-based TD, who returns home every night, gets paid expenses for everyday he attends the Dail.
    TDs "up from the country" get paid an overnight allowance similar to what Gilmore gets.

    Can Eamon Gilmore justify and stand over HIS own expenses?

    if he cant JUSTIFY these expenses, then surely he's in the same boat as o'donoghue and others??
    Not really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by councillor View Post
    As a Dublin-based TD, who returns home every night, gets paid expenses for everyday he attends the Dail.
    TDs "up from the country" get paid an overnight allowance similar to what Gilmore gets.

    Can Eamon Gilmore justify and stand over HIS own expenses?

    if he cant JUSTIFY these expenses, then surely he's in the same boat as o'donoghue and others??
    I am sure he can, he's not going to fire the bullet and leave himself wide open. Thats something from Calamitiy's casebook that you describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by councillor View Post
    As a Dublin-based TD, who returns home every night, gets paid expenses for everyday he attends the Dail.
    TDs "up from the country" get paid an overnight allowance similar to what Gilmore gets.

    Can Eamon Gilmore justify and stand over HIS own expenses?

    if he cant JUSTIFY these expenses, then surely he's in the same boat as o'donoghue and others??
    I doubt he claims the expenses you suggest. If he does, his position would be untenable.

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    Typical FF ploy. Just cause he outed the creep you are trying to make Gilmore look the bad guy.

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    the oldest trick in the FF book is to shoot the messenger , however I am sure that Councillor is above all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    I doubt he claims the expenses you suggest. If he does, his position would be untenable.
    Be sure FF will not be long in getting the torpedoes ready for a counter-strike on this one as the Johnny Cash sinks beneath the waves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by councillor View Post
    As a Dublin-based TD, who returns home every night, gets paid expenses for everyday he attends the Dail.
    TDs "up from the country" get paid an overnight allowance similar to what Gilmore gets.

    Can Eamon Gilmore justify and stand over HIS own expenses?

    if he cant JUSTIFY these expenses, then surely he's in the same boat as o'donoghue and others??

    This surely wouldn't be a case of 'shoot the messenger', would it??

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    The old "They are all the same so why should our guy go just because he has been caught?" defence.

    He has been caught so he has to go. It will be the first sign that FF are losing their grip on this state if one of their cronies has to resign. That said knowing FF they would send him to the European commission.

    Personally I would not be suprised if there is a revenue investigation into ministerial expenses. There is no way that most of this stuff is essential for their job and alot of it could be taxable.

    Perhaps the form of the law has been observed, but the substance of benefits law has been bent out of shape.

    Whats that tax dodgers line and I might give them a call. Hey I might even get a reward.

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    Its probably the case that those with less sin are casting the first stone

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