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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
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T & S Rates
Foreign Subsistence Allowance Rates
Rates for assignments outside of Ireland
Please click on the following link for Travel & Subsistence Foreign Rates
Irish Car Mileage Rate Per Mile/KM
Up to 5,500 KM: 37.95 cents per km
Equal to or Over 5,500 KM: 21.36 cents per km
The mileage year for applying the above thresholds is the calendar year January to December irrespective of the date of first claim. For new employees/first time claimants, it commences on the date on which the employee or authorised contractor first uses his/her private motor car on University business, to the 31st December. Thereafter, the mileage year is based on the calendar year.
Irish Subsistence Allowance Rates
Over 5 hours and less than 10 hours:
€15.41 (effective 1st July 2019)
€14.01 (Pre 1st July 2019)
It is designed to cover the officer for the cost of one meal.
A 5 hour day allowance may be claimed for absences from normal place of work on University business that exceed 5 hours and where the venue attended is more than 8 klms (5 miles) from the claimant's home or normal place of work. Time spent at normal place of work or on journeys from home to normal place of work or vice versa will not reckon towards the qualifying period of five hours.
10 hours or over and less than 24 hours:
€36.97 (effective 1st July 2019)
€33.61 (Pre 1st July 2019)
It is designed to cover the officer for the cost of two meals.
A 10 hour day allowance may be claimed for absences from normal place of work on University business that exceed 10 hours and where the venue attended is more than 8 klms (5 miles) from the claimant's home or normal place of work. Time spent at normal place of work or on journeys from home to normal place of work or vice versa will not reckon towards the qualifying period of five hours.
Overnight Allowance Standard Rate:
€147.00 (effective 1st Oct 2018)
€133.73 (Pre 1st Oct 2018)
The overnight allowance is designed to cover accommodation and three meals.
Covers a period of up to 24 hours from time of departure as well as any further period not exceeding 5 hours i.e. 29 hours. It is payable only for absences on University business at a location more than 100 Klms (62.5 miles) from the claimant's home or normal place of work.
Vouched Overnight Allowance for Dublin only:
€147.00 plus €36.97 (effective 1st July 2019)
€147.00 plus €33.61 (effective 1st Oct 2018)
€133.73 plus €33.61 (Pre 1st Oct 2018)
This rate is applicable in cases where it is difficult to source suitable accommodation in Dublin within the standard rate.
If the total spend for accommodation and meals is greater than the standard rate listed above (€147 from 1st July 2019), this must be receipted to show the total value spent and it must not exceed €183.97 (overnight rate of €147 + 10 hour rate of €36.97 ).