Information about MEPs salaries and allowances, including staffing arrangements, is published on the Parliament’s website, here.

The monthly pre-tax salary of MEPs under the single statute is, in 2014, €8,020.53. My salary is paid from Parliament’s budget and is subject to an EU tax and accident insurance contribution. My salary is also subject to Irish tax.

Travel and Subsistence allowance

MEPs are refunded the actual cost of their travel tickets on presentation of receipts, plus fixed allowances based on the distance and duration of the journey.

Parliament pays a flat-rate subsistence allowance for each day of attendance at official meetings of the Parliament bodies within the European Community to cover accommodation, meals and all other expenses involved in such attendance. The allowance is paid only if the Member has signed an official attendance register.

General expenditure allowance

This allowance is paid to cover the costs involved in running a constituency office including management and maintenance costs, office supplies and documentation, telephone and postal charges, and the purchase, operation and maintenance of computers and other equipment.

Pensions

While I am entitled to a pension from my teaching career, I have donated it to the state.

Staff Budget

MEPs can choose their own staff within a budget set by Parliament.

I employ two fulltime staff and two part-time. None are related to me.

Accredited assistants, based in Brussels (or Strasbourg) are administered and paid directly by Parliament’s administration.
Assistants based in an MEP’s home country are handled by qualified paying agents, who guarantee that all appropriate tax and PRSI is paid.

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