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Murphy claimed €750 for iPhone while directing EPP election campaign

Former Fine Gael TD asked taxpayer to cover expense a month before European elections

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
12th January, 2020
Dara Murphy: claimed €750 from the taxpayer for a new iPhone

Former Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy claimed €750 from the taxpayer towards the cost of a new iPhone while he was directing the European People Party’s election campaign from Brussels.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Business Post show Murphy was able to claim most of the cost of a new Apple iPhone XR from the Houses of the Oireachtas in April of last year – just a month...

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