The Taoiesach’s appointment of Ireland’s first overseas senator is an opportunity to foster greater understanding of issues related to Irish citizens (...)

Billy Lawless: Said he had not worked out the logistics of how he would attend sittings, or what the expenses would be. Photograph: The Irish Times

Chicago-based Billy Lawless will be entitled to a total of €29,565 in travel and accommodation expenses under current Oireachtas rules, despite the n(...)