Income/Expenses

Allowances to councillors are taxed as part of their overall income. I use the net payment to cover costs that include car fuel, planning submissions, stationary, mobile phone, etc. The mobile expenditure is also subsidized by an allowance and the Council facilitates elected members to minimise costs by including them in the corporate phone scheme. On average, pre-tax annual income for my role was €23,926. 

Given the economic decline, I decided to not take any of the council budget that is to cover travel and subsistence costs. I asked the Council to re-allocate some of these directly to eligble projects. The unused balance was absorbed back into the general budget to pay down the deficit. Since 2009, €26,798.94 of "my" expenses were re-allocated to other needs. This resulted in an average pre-tax annual income of €18,651.94.

Euro Shadow

Cllr Pádraig McEvoy's income from Kildare County Council

Year

Period

Council 
Members
Payments
(subject to tax)

Council
Mobile
Phone
Allowance

Mid-East
Regional
Authority

Total
Income

Unclaimed
Council
Expenses
(reallocated to
KCC projects)

2009

11 Jun – 31 Dec

 € 9,545.35

 € 134.62

 € 923.80

 € 9,679.97

 € 2,920.54

2010

1 Jan – 31 Dec

 € 16,666.26

 € 138.08

 € 1,847.60

 €18,651.94

 € 5,307.10

2011

1 Jan – 31 Dec

 € 16,666.26

 € 113.52

 € 1,847.60

 €18,627.38

 € 5,307.10

2012

1 Jan – 31 Dec

 € 16,666.26

 € 105.33

 € 1,847.60

 €18,619.19

 € 5,307.10

2013

1 Jan – 31 Dec

 € 16,587.09

 € 105.30

 € 1,847.60

 €18,539.99

 € 5,307.10

2014

1 Jan – 31 Mar

    € 3,809.52*

    € 24.30*

     € 577.37*

   € 4,411.19*

  € 2,650.00*

2009-2014

Totals

 € 79,940.74

 € 621.15

 € 7,967.77

 €88,529.66

 € 26,798.94

* To be confirmed

I have not claimed any expenses for conference fees or attendence. 

The Public Register is available at Áras Chill Dara. Some details are published online.

Summary Details of Reallocated Expenses

  Year  

  Unclaimed Expenses  

  Reallocated Funds  

Project / Use

Beneficiary

2009

€ 2,920.54

€ 2,920.54

  Deficit Reduction   Kildare County Council

2010

€ 5,307.10

€ 2,582.12

  Replacement Gate   Abbey Cemetery Committee
   

   € 500.00

  Public Art Project   Clane Youth Project
   

€ 2,224.98

  Deficit Reduction   Kildare County Council

2011

€ 5,307.10

€ 5,306.41

  Trees and Plants   Clane Tidy Towns

2012

€ 5,307.10

€ 1,839.97

  Computers and Software   County Kildare Fáilte
   

€ 1,589.00

  Fencing of Open Space   Clane Tidy Towns
   

€ 1,878.13

  Training   Clane Youth Project

2013

€ 5,307.10

€ 3,000.00

  Heritage Tourism Project   County Kildare Fáilte
   

  € 240.00

  Mobile Phone & Contract   County Kildare Fáilte
   

€ 1,428.28

  National Spring Clean   Tír na Mona/ Clane Tidy Towns
   

   € 638.82

  Deficit Reduction   Kildare County Council

2014

€ 2,650.00

   € 775.54

  National Spring Clean   Tír na Mona/ Clane Tidy Towns
   

    € 625.00

  Auditor Costs   Unit 13 Scout Hall

Total

€ 26,798.94

€ 25,548.79

   

Irish Independent Cllrs Expenses Padraig McEvoy

 The Irish Independent have covered the issue of income and expenses for county councillors during 2012-2013.