Front page of today's Daily Mail....
Fianna Fail Senator Labhras O'Murchu has told the Irish Daily Mail that he gets charged €50 a night to stay in Dublin, and claims €125 in expenses for each night he is in the city attending the Oireachtas.A Senator has admitted pocketing the "subtantial" difference between his overnight expenses and the cheap B&B he uses.
O'Murchu, who's been a Senator for 13 years, is also Director-General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, it's in accomodation provided for by this organisation in Monkstown that he avails of at €50 a night. He told the Mail he pays the same as anyone else for the accommodation.
The Daily Mail says it believes that the Tipperary-based politician could be collecting more than €7500 tax free each year as a result of the practice.
Originally Posted by Daily Mail