New PAC Chairman May Investigate Pay Rise For Midlands Senator

It could be Laois/Offaly TD Brian Stanley's first act in the role.

The Public Accounts Committee may investigate the controversial pay-increase for some ministers of state. 

Last week the Dáil approved legislation giving a €16,000 allowance to three super junior ministers.

It was also reported yesterday that Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has two chiefs of staff and will have up to six more special advisors.

The new chairman of the PAC, Sinn Féin's Brian Stanley, says the government's spending is out of control:

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