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Fine Gael must publish list of corporate donations – Ferris

29 March, 2011 - by Martin Ferris TD


Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris has called on Fine Gael to publish a full list of their corporate donations over the past number of years.

Deputy Ferris said that if Fine Gael is serious about political reform and an end to cronyism they will publish the list.

Speaking from the Dáil Deputy Ferris said:

“Fine Gael talked a lot during the election campaign about political reform and bringing and end to cronyism. They also promised to introduce legislation to ban corporate donations despite Minister Phil Hogan saying he was not in favour of such a ban.

“Of course the fact that that campaign itself was funded by a large war chest made up of donations from corporate donors might have seen to be somewhat contradictory or ironic.

“If Fine Gael is serious about political reform and if they are serious about putting their Michael Lowry days behind them and ending cronyism the first thing they ought to do is publish a full list of their corporate donations over the past number of years.”

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