It was reported in today's Irish Independent, "Two Fine Gael TDs hired family members as assistants in Leinster in a move that will reignite the debate over nepotism in politics."
Ms O'Connell appointed her sister Theresa Newman to the post of parliamentary assistant. The post has a salary of €49,000 per year.
Ms Bailey hired her father John Bailey for a similar position. John Bailey was a former chairman of Dublin GAA county board. He is also a Fine Gael councillor.
He will share the post with councillor Marie Baker. Ms Baker served as Ms Bailey's campaign manager during the General Election.
Full story by Niall O'Connor, Irish Independent, Mar 25, 2016