The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has recently announced significant changes to the standard rate of motor and subsistence allowance in Ireland.


Following a review of the rates, the standard overnight rates have increased, while the day rates remain unchanged. A separate Vouched Accommodation Rate may also apply for Dublin reflecting the increased cost of accommodation in Dublin.


Flat rate expenses have changed from the 01st April, please see link below.

Travel carried out between 1st January and 31st March will not be affected by these new rates and bands – that is they should be claimed at the old rates. However, travel from 1st January 2017 will count towards the 2017 aggreagte totals which the new rates will be calculated against.

The new rates apply from 1st April 2017, and the Departmental Circulars can be downloaded from the following links: &

For any additional information or help, please contact Emmett Moloney on 061 316468