In reply to Dáil question from Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty, the Minister for Finance revealed that 13 Ministers had availed a second-home tax break, known as the "dual abode allowance". It allows Ministers outside of Dublin to write off €6,500 from their income tax bill if they had a second home in the capital without providing a single receipt.
According to Doherty, these Ministers would have had to write to Revenue to claim it.
Enda Kenny had promised to scrap the tax break before taking office.
Call for ministerial tax break ban - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 28, 2012
This morning's Dáil exchange between Pearse Doherty and the Taoiseach.