Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) Act, 1938


1.—In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Finance;

the expression “travelling facilities” means—

(a) whichever one or more of the following is appropriate to the case, that is to say:—

(i) the provision of free first-class railway travelling, or

(ii) the repayment of fare paid for travelling in any public tram, omnibus, char-a-banc or similar public conveyance, or

(iii) the repayment of expenses of travelling in the traveller's own motor car to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister but, where railway travelling is available over any portion of a journey travelled in such motor car, not exceeding in respect of such portion of such journey the cost of first-class railway travelling over such portion, and

(b) the repayment of such other (if any) travelling expenses as the Minister shall be satisfied were reasonably incurred; the word “Dublin” in its application to a member of the Oireachtas travelling to or from Dublin by rail means the railway station in the county borough of Dublin at which he terminates or commences his journey.