Ban on corporate donations forces politicians to go local

Political parties will be allowed to hide corporate donations received at local golf classics and dinner dances.

24th August, 2014

Political parties will be allowed to hide corporate donations received at local golf classics and dinner dances as they prepare to ramp up fundraising for the general election.

The era of large corporate donations has come to an end, with not a single private company signing up for the new register to allow them to make contributions of over €200.

However, due to a loophole in the law, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin...

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