South Kerry TD Jackie Healy-Rae has been listed among the the Dail’s top ten expenses claimants. A report in the Sunday Tribune ranks him sixth. Between 2005-2008, his travel and subsitence expenses ran to almost €300,000. Among Kerry TDs, Martin Ferris was second highest with €277,000, while Jimmy Deenihan claimed €254,000. Tom McEllistrim claimed €144,000 – less than half as much as Deputy Healy-Rae.
Figures for other Kerry deputies are not comparable because they did not serve as TDs continuously during that time.