Greens to target political donations

Green Party leader and environment minister John Gormley pledged last night to abolish political donations from large companies and clamp down on spending by political parties.

7th March, 2009

Green Party leader and environment minister John Gormley pledged last night to abolish political donations from large companies and clamp down on spending by political parties.

Addressing delegates at the party’s annual conference in Wexford last night, Gormley promised ‘‘the most radical piece of legislation on political funding ever’’.

‘‘I intend, as Minister for the Environment, to introduce legislation to stop political donations from the big corporations, to restrict...

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