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FG and Labour 'pocket' €1m on behalf of rebel TDs

More than €1 million will be "pocketed" by Fine Gael and Labour on behalf of TDs they have expelled by the time of the next general election, writes Niamh Connolly.

24th August, 2013
Michael McDowell.

More than €1 million will be "pocketed" by Fine Gael and Labour on behalf of TDs they have expelled by the time of the next general election.

Constitutional issues are being raised about the "trousering" of the state funding allocated through the party leaders' allowance on behalf of TDs who are now independents.

The allowance is paid to all political parties on behalf of TDs and is apportioned on the basis of the number of...

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