Dáil Éireann - Volume 372 - 27 May, 1987

Written Answers. - Salaries of Senators.

71. Miss Kennedy asked the Minister [2905] for Finance the expenses paid to each Senator, by name, for each year of the last Seanad; the total amount of salaries of Senators in the same period; and the approximate cost of the maintenance of [2906] the Seanad for the duration of that Government.

Minister for Finance (Mr. MacSharry): The information requested is as follows:

Expenses

(1987 figures not yet available).

Name of Senator

Expenses

1983

1984

1985

1986

(£)

(£)

(£)

(£)

Luke Belton

5,459

5,452

5,713

5,209

John Browne

1,005

3,282

3,237

4,060

Katherine Bulbulia

2,874

6,343

5,822

6,683

Ulick Burke

2,646

6,743

7,588

7,739

Donie Cassidy

4,142

7,251

6,769

6,298

John Connor

4,468

10,007

9,685

11,345

Timothy Conway

2,025

3,448

3,723

4,110

Denis Cregan

5,105

7,726

9,596

9,206

Jack Daly

5,812

9,536

10,187

11,577

Séamus De Brún

2,896

5,815

5,924

7,778

Jimmy Deenihan

3,230

7,968

8,979

9,692

James Dooge

170

376

422

532

Patrick Durcan

3,497

7,645

8,395

9,834

John Ellis

5,076

8,710

9,173

10,553

Sean Fallon

3,704

6,571

5,831

6,630

Michael Ferris

4,560

7,114

7,069

7,443

Alexis Fitzgerald

508

692

1,170

1,444

Jack Fitzsimons

1,183

4,016

3,523

3,896

Brian Fleming

762

1,389

1,759

2,362

Des Hanafin

4,006

7,338

7,485

8,154

John Harte

243

2,400

3,046

3,502

Jim Higgins

4,622

9,167

9,592

9,675

Michael D. Higgins

2,975

7,163

7,214

7,020

Brian Hillery

40

2,061

2,444

683

Tras Honan

3,460

9,121

7,728

8,675

Richard V. Hourigan

7,354

12,068

10,985

11,789

Michael Howard

3,352

7,463

7,327

9,285

Brendan Howlin

1,953

4,495

4,357

5,296

Thomas Hussey

4,863

7,242

7,682

8,524

Peter Kelleher

6,602

10,315

10,110

11,801

Patrick Kennedy

4,888

10,144

9,800

10,599

Rory Kiely

4,702

10,216

10,632

10,932

Mark Killilea

7,770

19,334

17,474

16,859

Chris Kirwan

160

563

726

703

Michael Lanigan

3,135

6,855

5,780

8,190

Joseph Lennon

3,086

5,132

4,643

4,979

Joachim Loughrey

9,137

12,626

11,942

13,307

Michael Lynch

2,946

6,293

5,555

6,403

Helena McAuliffe

1,399

4,910

4,277

5,916

Charles McDonald

4,065

6,266

6,407

6,917

Stephen McGonagle

1,869

2,608

4,277

5,755

Larry McMahon

2,457

4,503

4,878

4,919

Pat Magner

2,954

6,094

7,144

8,807

Brian Mullooly

4,296

7,388

6,723

8,634

Andy O'Brien

1,458

3,050

4,577

4,092

Seán O'Leary

2,382

4,961

4,042

7,079

Flor O'Mahony

210

411

545

1,729

Martin O'Toole

4,189

6,890

8,892

8,333

Michael Quealy

2,239

6,090

5,415

6,169

Pat Joe Reynolds

2,493

13,562

10,571

17,621

John Robb

2,147

2,661

2,371

3,576

[2907][2908]Mary Robinson

270

1,257

1,778

1,482

Brid Rodgers

1,330

3,540

6,438

5,108

Shane Ross

180

1,038

851

1,957

Liam B. Ryan

1,107

3,414

5,354

5,910

Eoin Ryan

240

910

1,067

1,235

William Ryan

3,729

7,742

7,741

8,578

Michael Smith

4,519

6,333

7,652

7,876

The total amount of salaries of Senators during the period of the last Seanad was approximately £2.4 million.

Maintenance costs directly attributable to the Seanad, i.e. secretarial assistants and other staff, amounted to approximately £680,000. This figure does not include costs of services shared jointly between the Dáil and Seanad, e.g. the structural maintenance of the Leinster House complex is managed by the Office of Public Works as a single undertaking. It is not possible therefore to identify their costs attributable to the Seanad separately.