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Ferris welcomes election spending restrictions

10 February, 2009

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Local Government, Martin Ferris TD has welcomed the decision to restrict spending by candidates for local government elections. The North Kerry TD was responding to the announcement by Minister Gormley that an upper limit of €15,000 will apply.

Deputy Ferris said: "Sinn Féin has previously proposed that measures be introduced to prevent those with money being able to distort the electoral process. This is a step in the right direction and on that basis is to be welcomed.

"I will await to see more details on Minister Gormley's other proposal in relation to an independent body to oversee the register and boundary revisions." ENDS

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