For the very first time judges expense have been published.
New figures for 2012 give a breakdown of Dundalk’s District Judges including Judge William Hamill and Judge Flann Brennan.
Judge Hamill incurred a total of € 27,181 in expenses. This consisted of €7,478 in travelling expenses, subsistance expenses of €19,389, and judges attire and incidental expensxes of €313.77.
Judge Flann Brennan had a total of €12,421.16 in expenses.
This consisted of €4,512 in travel expenses and€7,908 in subsistence.
Meanwhile across the county border in Monaghan District Court Judge Sean MacBride had costs totalling €28,392.
That was made up of €8,146 on travel expenses and €20,246 in subsistance.
Meanwhile Dundalk Circuit Court Michael O’Shea had€8,288.67 in travelling expenses, and €2,865 in subsistance, cmoning to a total of €11,154.
Judge Leonie Reynolds , who occasiobally sits in Dundalk, had travel expenses of €4,447 susistance of €10,711 for a total of €15,158.
The figures released cover expenses claimed by 146 judges at Supreme Court, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court levels for the year 2012, and totaled €1.67 million.
That worked out at €11,400 per judge in 2012. The highest individual claim, of €45,222, was made by District Court Judge Gerard Furlong, who is designated a moveable judge.
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