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Thread: 4 TDs granted expenses despite not incurring them

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    Default 4 TDs granted expenses despite not incurring them

    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.

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    "Documents released to RTÉ News under the Freedom of Information Act show four TDs did just that.

    Fine Gael's Jim O'Keeffe was stranded in Bangkok, while party colleague Bernard Allen was in Portugal. .... Fine Gael's James Reilly had been returning from doing charity work in Haiti. Fianna Fáil's John O'Donoghue was also stranded abroad "

    It's good to see that for Doc Reilly, charity begins at home. ;-)

    I wonder why we weren't told where in the world Junket Johnnie was stranded - and whether the fragrant Kate Anne was with him.
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    These are fairly well off men. This is just greed.

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    The fact that they got the expenses is'nt the irritating part, its the fact that they actually looked for them is irritating.Chris Andrews was'nt far wrong in suggesting a merger between FF and FG as it seems they have the same ethics.

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    Why is there no detail on what O'Donohue was doing? If he was on holiday, then surely this is an abuse?

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    give me a TD from any party who earns his expenses, or his salary

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    Typical of the political class, the sense of entitlement is strong in these one's. If a junior civil servants who was stranded abroad applied to be paid their lost allowances, then would be laughed out of it and then told you have to actually turn up for work to get paid dummy !.

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    there are people complaining about the black economy, these guy's didnt even have to work to get money into their hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markjbloggs View Post
    Why is there no detail on what O'Donohue was doing? If he was on holiday, then surely this is an abuse?
    Funny you ignore the 3 FGers.

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    And I am sure these said politicans wrote to their respective airlines, invoicing them for expenses occured while unable to return home.

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