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Midlands Senators Awarded Expenses Despite The Seanad Being Closed

€240,000 thousand euro was divided among 48 senators.

Senators have been awarded expenses for April and May this year, despite the Seanad being closed at the time. 

€240,000 thousand euro was divided among 48 senators - averaging around €4,000 each.

Westmeath senator, Fianna Fáil's Aidan Davitt and Offaly's Super Junior Minister, Senator Pippa Hackett both had expenses of €5,840 for the two months.

Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne - who waived his expenses for May, defended the payments and says they have to be accounted for at the end of the year; 

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