Let’s recap. Last week I asked: If a Sinn Féin TD only takes home the “average wage” and donates the rest, how much is Sinn Féin getting as a result of that donation? And how does that square with SIPO requirements? Last night, I had a twitter exchange with Sinn Féin senator David Cullinane, and… Continue reading Don’t worry yourself about it
Tag: political contributions
‘SIPO has no record…’
An individual is allowed to make a donation of up to €6348.69 to a political party in any given year, according to the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO). In addition, the individual may donate up to €2539.48 to an individual member of the party; a TD or senator or councillor, or someone who is… Continue reading ‘SIPO has no record…’
The average wage question
Nine months ago, I wrote a story about Sinn Féin and the average wage. In brief, Sinn Féin say their TDs and senators are paid only the average wage, and hand over the rest to the party. Which is fine, except for a few things. One, there are legal limits on how much can be… Continue reading The average wage question
Could It Be?
‘So here’s how it works’, my informant told me, leaning closer as his voice dropped. ‘To earn the right to vote on party policy, each party branch is required to raise a sum of money each year.’ ‘The amount raised varies from year to year, depending on whether it’s an election year, or if there’s… Continue reading Could It Be?