European Parliament (Irish Constituency Members) Act 2009

Salaries of members.

2.— (1) A member who belonged to the Parliament at any time before the entry into force of the Decision and is re-elected to it under the Act of 1997 at the 2009 European election, may opt, in lieu of the salary provided under Article 9, and in accordance with Article 26, to be paid the salary specified in subsection (2).

(2) The salary referred to in subsection (1) is a salary at the same rate per year as that of the salary payable to members of Dáil Éireann for the time being under sections 2 and 3 (as amended by sections 23 and 24, respectively, of the Act of 2001) of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) Act 1938 .

(3) Payment of a salary under subsection (2) commences with effect from the commencement of the term of office of the person concerned as a member and ends when he or she ceases to be a member, and is payable monthly out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), the term of office of a member is to be regarded as commencing on the first day of the parliamentary term beginning in 2009.