A basic salary is paid to TDs from the date of the election, subject to the TD signing the Roll of Members of Dáil Éireann within 30 days of the election. Similarly, a basic salary is paid to Senators from and including the date of election to the Seanad. Those members of the Seanad nominated by the Taoiseach are paid from their date of nomination. Salaries are subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution.

These rates are effective from 01 April 2017.

Role

Basic Salary

Additional Salaried Allowance

TD €89,965 --
Senator €65,311 --
Taoiseach €89,965 €100,268*
Tánaiste €89,965 €85,708*
Minister €89,965 €71,486*
Minister of State(a) €89,965 €34,474*
Ceann Comhairle €89,965 €71,486
Leas-Cheann Comhairle €89,965 €34,474
Cathaoirleach €65,311 €41,248
Leas-Cathaoirleach €65,311 €22,138
Leader of the Seanad €65,311 €17,347
Deputy Leader of the Seanad €65,311 €7,745

* These allowances are paid by the individual Department to which the Minister is assigned.
(a)Payable to not more than two specified Ministers of State who regularly attend Government meetings.

Allowances for Specified Positions

Certain specified positions within the Houses of the Oireachtas also have an additional salaried allowance. These salaried allowances are also subject to tax, PRSI, the universal social charge, pension levy and pension contribution.

Position in Dáil Éireann

Additional Salaried Allowance

Government Whip €16,288
Assistant Government Whip €14,400
Fianna Fáil Party Whip €18,240
Sinn Féin Party Whip €9,600
Solidarity-People Before Profit Party Whip €5,760
Labour Party Whip €5,760
Independents 4 Change Party Whip €5,760
Social Democrats Party Whip €5,760
Green Party Whip €5,760
Fine Gael Party Assistant Whip €9,120
Fianna Fáil Party Assistant Whip €9,120
Labour Party Assistant Whip €2,880
Sinn Féin Party Assistant Whip €4,800

 

Position in Seanad Éireann

Additional Salaried Allowance

Government Whip €4,341
Assistant Government Whip €2,396
Fianna Fáil Group Leader €7,745
Independents Group Leader €4,341
Sinn Féin Group Leader €4,341
Civil Engagement Group Leader €4,341
Labour Group Leader €4,341
Fianna Fáil Group Whip €4,341
Independents Group Whip €2,396
Sinn Féin Group Whip €2,396
Civil Engagement Group Whip €2,396
Labour Group Whip €2,396

 

Other

Additional Salaried Allowance

Chairperson of Committee (TD) €9,120
Chairperson of Committee (Senator) €7,745
Commission Members (TD) €9,120
Commission Members (Senator) €7,745
Chairperson of Members' Interests Committee of Seanad Éireann €1,550

Where a Member is Chairperson of more than one Committee, they are only eligible to be paid one allowance. In some cases, members have waived receipt of some allowances so a presumption should not be made that all of the above allowances are paid.