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Cork North-Central TD under pressure over drawing full Dáil salary while in Brussels

Fine Gael’s Dara Murphy attended only 42 of 104 sitting days in the Dáil while drawing a full salary

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

1st December, 2019
Dara Murphy: the Cork North-Central TD has the worst attendance record in the Dáil

Embattled Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has said he is legally entitled to hold another job while being paid a salary and expenses for his TD's work.

The Cork North-Central TD had been called on to explain himself by Charlie Flanagan, the Minister for Justice, after newspaper reports highlighted how he had spent much of the last two years in a full-time paid position as director of elections for the European People’s Party in...

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