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Ivor Callely has yet to repay €6,000 owed to Dept of Transport: report

Newspaper claims senator has not returned funds and says Noel Dempsey questioned why information regarding Callely’s expenses was brought to its attention.

File photo of Senator Ivor Callely
File photo of Senator Ivor Callely
Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

SENATOR IVOR CALLELY has not repaid over €6,000 due to be returned to the Department of Transport, according to the Sunday Tribune.

Ivor Callely allegeldy told the department he has been too busy with a court case to repay the funds, some of which were overpayments of his expenses claims.

Callely is pursuing a legal action against the decision of the Seanad Select Committee on Members’ Interests to suspend him. The committee suspended Callely without pay for 20 days after it concluded the senator had intentionally misrepresented his normal place of residence when claiming expenses.

The Sunday Tribune also claims that Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey asked why the discrepancy in Callely’s expenses had been brought to the attention of the newspaper after it made a freedom of information request.

For more, see the Sunday Tribune (today’s edition available online from tomorrow) >

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