Pay of Members of the Oireachtas & Ministerial & Parliamentary Office Holders

Significant reductions were applied to the pay of Oireachtas Members and certain Officeholders through a number of measures since 2009, the last of which was under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Act 2013 which came into effect on 1 July 2013. The effect of those reductions was that the gross annual salary of the Taoiseach was reduced by more than 35%, and that of the Tánaiste and Ministers by more than 30%. The rates subsequently increased on 1 April 2017 under the restoration provisions of the FEMPI Act 2015, and more recently on 1 January 2018 under a combination of the FEMPI Act 2015 and the Public Service Pay & Pensions (PSPP) Act 2017. However, members of the Government and Ministers of State are forgoing all increases by way of voluntary waivers.

This table sets out the rates applicable from 1 September 2008 to date. It should be noted that Officeholders are paid a salary as a TD/Senator plus an additional allowance (or salary) in respect of the specific Office held.