Celia Larkin -- the former partner of ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern -- received more than €14,000 for her membership of the National Consumer Agency (NCA) board.
The trained beauty therapist attended five meetings in the year, according to the annual report. The NCA paid out just over €14,000 in expenses to nine board members last year.
Ms Larkin was paid €13,184 in fees in 2009 and claimed €923 in expenses. Consumer guru Eddie Hobbs, who resigned from the board in April last year, in part because of Ms Larkin's presence, was paid €5,834 but didn't claim expenses.