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The Oireachtas has an unusual concentration of people who lose mobile phones, upgrade at the earliest opportunity, or who run their available expense allowances up to the max. A brother of the Tánaiste is said to have a handy income stream from keeping his Oireachtas customers satisfied.
Mark Tighe and Stephen Dunne tell us how much that costs us in the Sunday Times today. It is, even in an era of eye-popping stories of how many public figures' hands are picking the public purse, well, eye-popping.
Many are named and costed, but the most appealing quote in the article is from the short-serving TD George Lee. The Oireachtas hasn't bothered its corporate backside to require former members to give back the publicly funded phones when they exit LH. Mr Lee was funded for three mobiles at a total cost of €647 (including €250 insurance) over his eight months. One of the three was a Blackberry linked to an Oireachtas email system that he no longer uses. George Lee is open to offers:
'I don't think there is much of a market for second-hand phones but if anyone wants that BlackBerry it's lying around and they can have it'.