Expenses bill for judiciary hit €1.75m in 2014
Judges claimed almost €1.75m last year for travelling to and from court and covering the cost of accommodation and other expenses.
Figures released by the Courts Service of Ireland show the average claimed by each of the country’s 154 judges in 2014 was €11,360.
However, most district and circuit court judges made above average claims as there is more travel attached to their duties.
The figures show the average claimed by district judges was €16,982, while the average for circuit justices was €12,773.
In comparison, judges on the Supreme Court claimed just €1,423 on average, while average claims for High Court justices were €2,722.
The sums published also include the cost of incidental expenses, such as the purchase of wigs and gowns.
The overall amount claimed last year was almost the same as in 2013 when €1.74m was claimed by the judiciary.
The highest claiming judge in 2014 was Kevin Kilraine, who presides over district courts in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.
He claimed €65,392, made up of travel expenses of €32,104 and accommodation expenses of €33,288.
He was followed by another district judge, Gerard Furlong, who has presided in different districts around the country.
Judge Furlong claimed €45,546. This was made up of €23,744 in travelling expenses and €21,801 on accommodation.
Also in the top ten claimants were district judges John O’Neill (€41,696), Seamus Hughes (€40,499), James Faughnan (€30,833), Kevin Staunton (€30,101) and Alan Mitchell (€29,908), and circuit court judges Donagh McDonagh (€32,256) and Desmond Hogan (€30,061).
|Judge||Court||Travel €||Subsistence €||Incidental Expenses €||Total €|
|Charleton, Peter||Supreme Court||91.35||1,910.00||97.05||2,098.40|
|Clarke, Frank||Supreme Court||940.42||1,379.20||-||2,319.62|
|Denham, Susan||Supreme Court||189.19||-||76.13||265.32|
|Hardiman, Adrian||Supreme Court||315.91||401.42||1,259.72||1,977.05|
|MacMenamin, John||Supreme Court||58.36||206.15||43.87||308.38|
|Mc Kechnie, William M||Supreme Court||174.96||594.75||-||769.71|
|Murray, John L.||Supreme Court||859.26||788.8||-||1,648.06|
|O'Donnell, Donal||Supreme Court||518.26||1,483.14||-||2,001.40|
|Baker, Marie||High Court||-||3,346.00||-||3,346.00|
|Barr, Anthony||High Court||-||2,965.00||1,933.00||4,898.00|
|Barrett, Max||High Court||35.44||108.65||2,715.00||2,859.09|
|Barton, Bernard Joseph||High Court||-||2,415.00||1,279.50||3,694.50|
|Binchy, Donald||High Court||-||-||1,291.00||1,291.00|
|Birmingham, George||High Court||-||4,722.45||-||4,722.45|
|Butler, Paul||High Court||-||7,634.00||-||7,634.00|
|Carney, Paul||High Court||168.87||1,456.16||2,900.15||4,525.18|
|Costello, Caroline||High Court||-||-||901.5||901.5|
|Cregan, Brian||High Court||-||744||436.8||1,180.80|
|Cross, Kevin||High Court||-||2,672.00||67||2,739.00|
|De Valera, Eamon||High Court||-||381||-||381|
|Donnelly, Aileen||High Court||-||-||1,799.00||1,799.00|
|Eagar, Robert||High Court||-||-||1,291.00||1,291.00|
|Edwards, John||High Court||289.33||2,332.44||40||2,661.77|
|Finlay Geoghegan, Mary||High Court||241.04||1,235.48||-||1,476.52|
|Gilligan, Paul||High Court||2,180.89||2,606.94||505.7||5,293.53|
|Hanna, Michael||High Court||-||3,111.00||134||3,245.00|
|Haughton, Robert||High Court||-||669||-||669|
|Hedigan, John||High Court||698.51||5,364.95||67||6,130.46|
|Herbert, Daniel||High Court||-||1,936.00||300||2,236.00|
|Hogan, Gerard||High Court||64.6||263.95||-||328.55|
|Irvine, Mary||High Court||-||669||-||669|
|Keane, David||High Court||-||1,253.00||36||1,289.00|
|Kearns, Nicholas||High Court||-||555.75||470||1,025.75|
|Kelly, Peter||High Court||-||1,206.00||977||2,183.00|
|Mac Eochaidh, Colm||High Court||42.45||1,906.00||67||2,015.45|
|Mc Carthy, Patrick||High Court||-||7,789.00||-||7,789.00|
|Mc Dermott, Paul||High Court||-||2,228.00||-||2,228.00|
|Mc Govern, Brian||High Court||313.82||3,418.33||67||3,799.15|
|Moriarty, Michael||High Court||77.86||3,224.87||250.48||3,553.21|
|Murphy, Deirdre||High Court||-||2,223.00||910||3,133.00|
|Noonan, Seamus||High Court||-||2,339.00||1,346.00||3,685.00|
|O'Hanlon, Bronagh||High Court||129.35||1,316.57||56||1,501.92|
|O'Malley, Iseult||High Court||-||1,720.00||-||1,720.00|
|O'Neill, Iarfhlaith||High Court||-||940||-||940|
|Peart, Michael||High Court||93.08||3,570.21||67||3,730.29|
|White, Barry||High Court||-||3,024.00||67||3,091.00|
|White, Michael||High Court||-||508||-||508|
|Berkeley, Sarah||Circuit Court||3,949.42||485.72||-||4,435.14|
|Codd, Pauline||Circuit Court||6,957.30||14,371.21||910.06||22,238.57|
|Costello O'Malley, Mary||Circuit Court||1,101.77||127.79||17.6||1,247.16|
|Deery, Matthew F.||Circuit Court||3,146.18||485.72||-||3,631.90|
|Doyle, Alice||Circuit Court||8,287.60||11,332.67||-||19,620.27|
|Enright, Mary N.||Circuit Court||869.86||42.36||-||912.22|
|Faherty, Mary||Circuit Court||11,770.57||12,896.68||-||24,667.25|
|Fergus, Karen||Circuit Court||168.94||279.9||-||448.84|
|Flanagan, Doirbhile||Circuit Court||11,741.19||5,806.60||391.5||17,939.29|
|Fullam, Raymond||Circuit Court||11,812.82||13,460.33||350.7||25,623.85|
|Griffin, Gerard||Circuit Court||6,012.42||1,734.92||96||7,843.34|
|Groarke, Raymond||Circuit Court||8,820.50||15,625.25||32.5||24,478.25|
|Heneghan, Margaret||Circuit Court||1,842.40||1,155.94||1,480.00||4,478.34|
|Hickson, Barry||Circuit Court||9,862.33||4,804.63||142.77||14,809.73|
|Hogan, Desmond||Circuit Court||6,257.18||23,803.97||-||30,061.15|
|Hunt, Tony||Circuit Court||6,509.08||17,949.12||1,321.00||25,779.20|
|Johnson, Keenan||Circuit Court||7,860.17||8,194.83||1,198.13||17,253.13|
|Keys, Gerald B.||Circuit Court||9,889.52||6,127.70||1,126.46||17,143.68|
|Lambe, Verona||Circuit Court||883.09||156.21||-||1,039.30|
|Linnane, Jacqueline||Circuit Court||250.46||-||-||250.46|
|Lyster, William||Circuit Court||4,622.06||543.52||26||5,191.58|
|Mahon, Alan||Circuit Court||9,440.25||6,696.86||74.2||16,211.31|
|McCabe, Rory||Circuit Court||9,777.90||18,110.60||24||27,912.50|
|McCartan, Patrick||Circuit Court||6,502.77||14.12||-||6,516.89|
|McDonagh, Donagh||Circuit Court||10,397.59||21,462.51||396.7||32,256.80|
|McDonnell, Petria||Circuit Court||7,965.56||12,825.48||184.05||20,975.09|
|Meghen, Patrick||Circuit Court||2,744.30||504.31||164.96||3,413.57|
|Moran, Carroll||Circuit Court||8,436.81||17,304.14||-||25,740.95|
|Moran, Patrick||Circuit Court||433.85||-||10.9||444.75|
|Murphy, Catherine A.||Circuit Court||1,240.57||1,576.12||4,064.85||6,881.54|
|Nolan, Martin||Circuit Court||1,835.89||2,442.76||3.8||4,282.45|
|Ó Donnabháin, Sean||Circuit Court||4,842.98||3,433.08||910||9,186.06|
|O'Donnell, Thomas E.||Circuit Court||5,994.97||7,861.77||-||13,856.74|
|O'Donohoe, James||Circuit Court||7,139.21||15,298.36||283.5||22,721.07|
|O'Hagan, John||Circuit Court||6,236.36||21,080.63||533.08||27,850.07|
|O'Shea, Michael||Circuit Court||6,089.29||5,900.25||-||11,989.54|
|O'Sullivan, Terence||Circuit Court||5,066.23||9,447.74||131.7||14,645.67|
|Reynolds, Leonie||Circuit Court||5,128.38||13,559.85||-||18,688.23|
|Ring, Mary Ellen||Circuit Court||245.02||915.13||-||1,160.15|
|Riordan, David||Circuit Court||2,165.50||2,598.73||7.6||4,771.83|
|Ryan, Patricia||Circuit Court||1,391.69||-||769||2,160.69|
|Ryan, Susan||Circuit Court||-||43.25||-||43.25|
|Stewart, Carmel||Circuit Court||4,923.85||1,674.63||158||6,756.48|
|Teehan, Thomas||Circuit Court||9,626.63||4,829.52||-||14,456.15|
|Blake, Victor||District Court||3,256.50||4,701.65||559.2||8,517.35|
|Brennan, Flannan V.||District Court||3,276.54||5,689.00||-||8,965.54|
|Browne, Geoffrey||District Court||11,181.12||2,471.00||283.2||13,935.32|
|Clyne, Patrick||District Court||9,021.90||17,648.80||395.15||27,065.85|
|Coghlan, Michael||District Court||3,902.29||483.56||-||4,385.85|
|Collins, Mary||District Court||2,325.00||-||-||2,325.00|
|Coughlan, John||District Court||10,597.17||11,246.04||110.4||21,953.61|
|Daly, Colin||District Court||8,451.68||5,143.02||14.5||13,609.20|
|Dempsey, Dermot||District Court||7,693.94||2,403.88||-||10,097.82|
|Devins, Mary C.||District Court||6,844.60||10,225.91||5.8||17,076.31|
|Dunne, Cormac||District Court||3,803.06||2,949.88||-||6,752.94|
|Durcan, Patrick J.M.||District Court||8,141.83||15,399.72||-||23,541.55|
|Early, William||District Court||10,862.70||6,087.34||38||16,988.04|
|Fahy, Mary W.||District Court||160.21||107.31||265||532.52|
|Faughnan, James||District Court||20,114.44||9,304.55||1,414.70||30,833.69|
|Finn, Terence||District Court||3,557.41||8,497.61||1,114.00||13,169.02|
|Furlong, E. Gerard||District Court||23,744.61||21,801.55||-||45,546.16|
|Gearty, Deirdre||District Court||8,313.97||8,941.64||1,038.00||18,293.61|
|Gibbons, Conal||District Court||17,348.43||7,064.10||-||24,412.53|
|Halpin, Anthony||District Court||3,534.52||931.92||6.6||4,473.04|
|Hamill, William G.||District Court||8,694.76||20,000.07||1,045.15||29,739.98|
|Haughton, Gerard John||District Court||9,971.93||2,543.49||-||12,515.42|
|Horgan, Rosemary||District Court||3,853.53||401.33||188.11||4,442.97|
|Hughes, Seamus||District Court||9,111.70||31,357.82||29.8||40,499.32|
|Kelleher, Olann||District Court||1,501.45||371.91||-||1,873.36|
|Kelly, Paul||District Court||7,284.45||21,510.29||373.63||29,168.37|
|Kennedy, David||District Court||12,500.74||4,725.40||889||18,115.14|
|Kilrane, Kevin||District Court||32,104.32||33,288.00||-||65,392.32|
|Larkin, Mary Emer||District Court||12,789.50||5,807.00||358.7||18,955.20|
|Lindsay, John||District Court||7,037.82||9,996.95||192.9||17,227.67|
|Lucey, Timothy||District Court||8,466.20||16,342.55||-||24,808.75|
|MacBride, Sean M.||District Court||6,988.88||19,297.06||-||26,285.94|
|MacGrath, Elizabeth||District Court||5,334.33||2,711.62||4.37||8,050.32|
|Malone, Grainne||District Court||10,233.31||4,141.79||801||15,176.10|
|Malone, Leo J.||District Court||11,115.56||2,993.44||-||14,109.00|
|Malone, Miriam||District Court||494.16||-||-||494.16|
|Mc Hugh, David||District Court||5,043.42||2,903.40||1,421.00||9,367.82|
|Mc Loughlin, Denis||District Court||8,434.91||18,321.35||190.38||26,946.64|
|Mc Namara, Patricia||District Court||2,576.64||-||-||2,576.64|
|McCarthy, Aeneas Joseph||District Court||7,775.63||14,583.66||-||22,359.29|
|McNulty, James||District Court||7,189.02||6,325.68||-||13,514.70|
|Mitchell, Alan||District Court||10,167.35||19,741.09||-||29,908.44|
|Ni Chondúin Aingeal||District Court||5,769.17||15,829.05||171.7||21,769.92|
|Ni Chúlacháin, Sinead||District Court||2,810.53||5,038.60||64.4||7,913.53|
|O'Brien, Eamon||District Court||5,794.31||21,219.86||-||27,014.17|
|O'Connor, John||District Court||5,377.64||98.74||-||5,476.38|
|O'Kelly, Eugene||District Court||6,080.35||10,032.66||-||16,113.01|
|O'Leary, Marian||District Court||7,568.55||14,034.20||1,716.40||23,319.15|
|O'Neill, Grainne||District Court||7,739.82||8,296.26||1,624.00||17,660.08|
|O'Donnell, Hugh||District Court||2,325.00||-||-||2,325.00|
|O'Leary, Constantine G.||District Court||7,106.33||15,699.99||210.7||23,017.02|
|O'Neill, John J||District Court||10,448.61||29,936.03||1,312.20||41,696.84|
|Quirke, Marie||District Court||2,907.29||135.55||3.8||3,046.64|
|Reilly, Bridget||District Court||9,047.77||2,564.52||580.6||12,192.89|
|Ryan, Ann||District Court||2,626.99||-||1,391.50||4,018.49|
|Sheridan, Brian||District Court||6,588.29||31,366.56||-||37,954.85|
|Smyth, Bryan||District Court||2,573.68||-||-||2,573.68|
|Staines, Catherine||District Court||8,869.46||8,887.84||186.2||17,943.50|
|Staunton, Kevin||District Court||5,714.04||24,387.14||-||30,101.18|
|Toale, Brendan||District Court||2,579.00||-||-||2,579.00|
|Walsh, Michael||District Court||2,168.82||4,260.60||1,268.80||7,698.22|
|Watkin, Anne||District Court||2,340.95||14.12||-||2,355.07|
|Zaidan, Desmond||District Court||3,847.24||15,310.16||-||19,157.40|
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