Oireachtas (Allowances To Members) and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act, 1998

Amendment of Act of 1962—overnight allowances.

15.—Section 1 (substituted by the Act of 1996) of the Act of 1962 is hereby amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (2):

“(2) Where a member to whom this section applies makes an overnight stay in the Dublin area because the member—

(a) proposes to attend a meeting next day,

(b) attends a meeting on any day to which subsection (2)(a) of this section does not apply, or

(c) attends at Leinster House for the purpose of using its facilities,

the member may, subject to subsections (3) and (4) and to such exceptions, restrictions and conditions as may be provided for by regulations, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas an overnight allowance in respect of accommodation in the amount sanctioned by the Minister for Finance for the purposes of this section.”,


(b) by the addition of the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(4) In the case of an attendance at Leinster House for the purpose mentioned in subsection (2)(c) of this section, the payment of an overnight allowance under subsection (2) shall be subject to—

(a) a maximum of twenty-five allowances per year in respect of such attendances, and

(b) no payment being made if the member concerned is eligible for a payment by virtue of subsection (2)(a) or (b) of this section.”.