The Oireachtas Commission has recommended a reform of the controversial system of expenses for TDs and senators.

TDs and Senators are to have their allowances reduced if they fail to turn up for sittings and committee meetings under reform of the Oireachtas expenses regime agreed today.

The Oireachtas Commission, the body that runs Leinster House, met today and its chairman, Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue, tabled proposals which he said would bring greater transparency and accountability to expenses payments.

The provisions include the recording of attendance and deductions for members who are not present.

The party whips are expected to oversee the verification process.

The proposals have now gone to the Department of Finance for implementation.