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€1.1 million paid to councillors in Waterford for 2021

Over €1.1 million was paid to Waterford councillors last year.

The figure is just under €100,000 more than during 2020.

The Register of Payments to Councillors for 2021 shows around €696,400 was paid in the standard allowance for a representative.

And €333,000 was paid in Annual Expense Allowance - despite the restrictions and lockdowns of the previous year, this is only about €13,000 more than 2020.

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When it comes to the allowances for 2021's two Mayors, €30,000 was the total paid, with 6,000 going to the Deputy Mayors.

€30,000 was also spent in allowances for the chairpersons of the council's Special Policy Committees, while just over 16,000 went for Training and Conferences.

And €8,300 was spent on mobile phone allowance.

The breakdowns for all these figures are available on Waterford City and County Council's website.

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