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#political funding

# political-funding - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Political parties and independents were paid over €8 million of state funds last year

The SIPO report shows that Fianna Fáil received over €2.2 million in 2016.

# political-funding - 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-funding - Friday 8 August, 2014

An 'administrative error' was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn't file its accounts

The party has responded to news that the gardaí can’t find the person responsible for the accounts of a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency.

# political-funding - Monday 19 May, 2014

Political parties received €5.5 million in State funding last year

And here’s how they spent it.

# political-funding - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Report shows independent TDs get less state funding

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.

# political-funding - Friday 20 July, 2012

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas

The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.

# political-funding - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Government stops independent Senators’ move to raise gender quotas

Independent senators had wanted new laws to require at least 40 per cent of candidates to be from either gender.

# political-funding - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gender quota legislation goes before Seanad

The reforms – described as “groundbreaking” by Minister Phil Hogan – will also introduce new controls on political funding.

# political-funding - 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.