James Reily, Jim O'Keefe, Bernard Allen of FG and John O'Donoghue of FF, who were stranded abroad as a result of the volcanic ash cloud have all been allowed to be marked present for a week of Dáil sittings they missed.
Four TDs granted expenses exemption - RT News
All 4 wrote to the CC to request that they be marked present for the days because of the unusual circumstances.
More irritating expense claims. John O'Donoghue really has some neck in particular.