Thursday 19 April 2018

Where the cuts could be made

• Teachers' qualification allowance -- €4,426 a year (for those with honours degree).

• Garda rent allowance -- just over €4,000 a year.

• Senior garda travel allowance -- €4,260 a year.

• 830 members of the Defence Forces get a border duty allowance of €111.97 a week for officers and €96.23 for enlisted staff.

• 377 members of the Defence Forces get a female underwear (night-time attire) allowance worth €27.40 a year.

• Army chaplains get "housekeeper and maidservants" allowance, which cost €22,000 in 2011.

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