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#Political Donations

# political-donations - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish-American businessmen (including Labour TD's brother) donate over €2k to Alan Kelly and Joan Freeman

TDs and senators received almost €6,500 in donations.

# political-donations - Thursday 22 November, 2018

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Packers star Rodgers donates hefty sum to California wildfire relief and recovery fund

The NFL ace has pledged $1 million to the cause.

# political-donations - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Column: 'Our laws governing political donations don't work for democracy'

If the purpose of the Electoral Acts is to protect our democracy from undue influence from wealthy individuals, then it has not accomplished this, writes Anna Visser.

# political-donations - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Sinn Féin accused of 'pitching Galway tent' after getting $400k from US-based donors has obtained the latest donation statement from the party’s US fundraising branch (although that cash can’t be spent in Ireland).

# political-donations - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

# political-donations - Friday 15 February, 2013

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012

TDs, Senators and MEPs are only legally required to disclose donations if a single donor gives more than €634.87.

# political-donations - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Political donations, pregnancies and Love/Hate: The week in numbers

How many women in Ireland smoke? Were consumers panicked by Budget announcements? And how many people watched Darren die?

# political-donations - Saturday 5 January, 2013

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Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations

The finance minister says lower limits on the amount individuals can donate will limit the impact that high earners can have.

# political-donations - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Column: Remember how SIPO went after politicians for fiddling their expenses? Me neither

There were two elections and two referendums last year – and yet, political parties received just €31k in donations. What’s going on, asks Aaron McKenna.

# political-donations - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011

TDs, Senators and MEPs who served in roles in 2011 are required to disclose donations above €634.87 from one person.

# political-donations - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Government unveils details of plans for political funding reform

The new measures include details of gender quotas as well as new lower limits on the donations that parties can accept.

# political-donations - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Ó Cuív unable to donate severance pay to Fianna Fáil

The former government minister Éamon Ó Cuív was unable to donate his ministerial severance pay package to the party who could “badly do with it at present”.

# political-donations - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Nobody home: FF benches empty for discussion on FF bill

Fianna Fáil’s private bill on Political Donations is defeated – as a Labour TD asks where the party has disappeared to…

# political-donations - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Fianna Fáil proposes referendum on political donations rights

Fianna Fáil will tonight table a Bill moving a referendum so that people without voting rights cannot donate or campaign.

# political-donations - Thursday 22 July, 2010

GREEN PARTY TD Paul Gogarty said the party would happily “go to the country” if Fianna Fáil fail to bring forward legislation on corporate donations.

Gogarty was speaking to RTÉ News, where he said that legislation was due to be published on the matter in the Autumn. However, Fianna Fáil backbencher Bobby Aylward said there was no need to change the law. He said rigorious regulations were already in place.

The Green Party received an assurance that legislation on the issue would be brought forward when they renegotiated their programme for government last year. There were suggestions that a central fund could be used to would allow companies to contribute to political parties, with money being distributed based on the size of the party.

Earlier this week Lucinda Creighton criticised Fine Gael for it’s ‘cute-hoor politics’ and taking donations from NAMA’d property developers. This was defended by Phil Hogan. When Michael Noonan was leader of the party he refused to accept corporate donations, however Enda Kenny rolled back on this when he became leader.

# political-donations - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

IN A SIGN of another divide emerging within Fine Gael, party TD Lucinda Ceighton has hit out against ‘cute-hoor politics’.

Creighton was speaking about standards in public life at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal. Read the speech in full here.

She said Fine Gael could not condemn Fianna Fáil for entertaining developers at the Galway races while doing the same itself.

Creighton was referring to a golf classic held at the K Club last week at which the party solicited donations from many developers whose loans had been transferred to NAMA.

She said:

Fine Gael cannot equivocate about the standards we wish to bring to the running of this Republic.

We need a real “New Politics” – of substance rather than sound-bites.

We need a politics that is about serving the people of Ireland, and not simply about replacing Fianna Fáil.

It is time for a politics built on courage, integrity and truth. That is the politics which I signed up for and the sort of public service which the Irish people so desperately need.

Creighton has been congratulated by Green Party TD Paul Gogarty for “belatedly discovering the truth” about her party.

“The only problem is that I fear that she may be slamming the stable door long after the horse has bolted,” Gogarty said, pointing out that FG-led local councils were among those involved in rezoning scandals.

Yesterday Phil Hogan, director of elections for Fine Gael defended the party’s decision to take donations from troubled developers.