Last year taxpayers gave Independent TD Jackie Healy Rae the following:
€106,000 in salary.
€89,000 in expenses. (Many, if not most, unvouched).
€40,000 for a secretary.
€41,000 Independent TD allowance.
€10,000 for acting as a committee chairman.
No TD should be paid more that €75,000 in absolute total. There should be no other payment whatsoever with the exception of expenses which should be vouched and very carefully checked.