Westmeath TD Questions Jump In Oireachtas Costs

Written 1 week ago by Newsroom

The cost of running the Houses of the Oireachtas increased by 22 million euro last year.

It jumped from €112 million in 2017 to €134 million in 2018.

Legal fees increased five-fold – with €485,000 spent on six claims from employees and three from the public.

The accounts will be examined by the public accounts committee today.

Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD Peter Burke says he’ll question officials on the increased running costs in 2018: