From top: Louise O Reilly at Leinster House after the General Election; Skerries and Crumlin to Leinster House, Dublin
Ken Foxe writes:
Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly – a newly elected deputy in North Dublin – had originally given her home address in Crumlin in her formal declaration to Leinster House.
If she had been paid her travel and accommodation expenses on the basis of that address, she would have received just €9,000 per year like most Dublin TDs.
However, around a month after the election, she moved to Skerries in North County Dublin where she is now being paid a travel and accommodation allowance worth €25,295 annually.