Wednesday 21 March 2018

Reduce perks and save

Michael Noonan, TD, the Minister for Finance
Michael Noonan, TD, the Minister for Finance

Madam --I note that the Mileage Rate for the public service -- which also applies to TDs and senators -- has three different bands, which rewards those with bigger cars.

Will all TDs and senators now ask the Minister for Finance to immediately reduce them to the lowest current rate, which is 21.22c per mile?

I also cannot see why there should be a higher rate of Subsistence Allowance for the higher paid. Human stomachs do not demand greater input when your income increases. Will the TDs and senators also ask to have the lowest current Subsistence Rate applied to them?

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