Doherty publishes Oireachtas expenses
Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty today published a detailed account of his Oireachtas expenses on his internet blog.
Speaking today Senator Doherty said, “The public should not be dependent on freedom of information requests from the media for access to information such as expenses claimed by elected representatives. The Oireachtas, on an annual basis, should publish a full list of all the expenses claimed by each TD and Senator, along with all legislation published, Bill passed, reports produced and any other information that naturally belongs in the public realm.
"Sinn Féin's Oireachtas members are now committed to publishing their expenses on an annual basis.
“Today I published details of my expenses claimed in the first half of 2009 on my blog at www.pearsedoherty.blogspot.com while our TD's plan to publish this year's expenses at the end of the year.” ENDS
Note to editor: Senator Doherty’s expenses can be found on his blog by following this link http://www.pearsedoherty.blogspot.com/