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€2.4 million euro was distributed among employees of Kerry County Council in expenses last year.

A council spokesperson today confirmed to Radio Kerry that  nearly 2.4 million euro (€2,390,326)  was paid in 2015.

The €2.4 million was claimed by employees of Kerry County Council for mileage and subsistence.

Over €900,000 in mileage and subsistence expenses went to council’s Operations Health and Safety department.

Over half a million of the total related to expenses of staff in the water services department.

At the end of last year, over 1,378 staff were employed by Kerry County Council.

Corporate Services received €136,000 while almost €125,000 in expenses was paid to Fire and Civil Defence.

A council spokesperson clarified the majority of the expenses claimed related to mileage.