It was a great honour to be elected to represent Clare on 25th February 2011. In so doing I regained the Labour seat won by Mosajee Bamjee in 1992 and long-held by Paddy Hogan.

From Scariff, Co. Clare, I studied in Scariff Community College, St. Flannan’s College, Ennis and UCC. I worked as a human rights lawyer with the OSCE in Eastern Europe and with the United Nations in Afghanistan before returning to Ireland in 2005 to run my family farm and practice at the Bar. I continued to work as a consultant for the EU and UN until elected.

I am a member of Scariff GAA Club and the IFA.

Statement of Expenses 2011-2013 are available here  

The shortfall was paid from my salary

 

  EXPENSES

The Parliamentary Standard Allowance came into effect on 1st March 2010 under the Oireachtas (Allowances and Facilities) Regulations, 2010 (SI 84/2010).

Like all other TDs, the amount which I receive has two allowances combined.

  •  A Travel and Accommodation Allowance, which is based on my distance from Dublin, covers travel within the constituency, to and from Dublin, and accommodation there and replaces the old system under which TDs were paid civil service mileage and overnight allowances for each trip claimed.
  • A Public Representation Allowance, for which I chose the fully vouched option, is detailed below and the amount spent below is greater than the allowance. The shortfall was paid from my salary.

 

2013 PUBLIC REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCE (FULLY VOUCHED)

Telephone €5,456

ESB €2,919

Ennis Constituency Office Rental €4,500

Shannon Constituency Office Rental €5,866

Advertising Clinics €1,352

Room Rental €340

Office Expenses €1,730

 

 

2012 PUBLIC REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCE (FULLY VOUCHED)

Telephone €3,363

ESB €1,812

Ennis Constituency Office Rental €4,500

Shannon Constituency Office Rental €7,999

Courier €149

Advertising Clinics €4,906

Mats and Washroom Maintenance €176

Room Hire €792

Staff Training €258.00

Office Maintenance €835

Office Sundries €1270          

Oireachtas Broadcasting Unit €25.00

 

2011 PUBLIC REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCE (FULLY VOUCHED)

Telephone €4,141.28

ESB €926.14

Ennis Constituency Office Rental €3,750.00

Shannon Constituency Office Rental €7,999.96

Courier €932.40

Advertising Clinics €6,253.50

Mats and Washroom Maintenance €264.84

Room Hire €192.60

Minibus Hire €280.00

Staff Training €210.00

Office Sundries €339.26

Planning Observation Fees €70.00

Oireachtas Broadcasting Unit €50.00

Photographer €56.75

 

 

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