Banking inquiry: How political parties get invisible donations
Evidence to the inquiry last week showed that many donations to political parties remain unrecorded because they’re below the declarable limit
Amid the theatrical flourishes by Senator Marc MacSharry at the banking inquiry last week, it is easy to forget two key contributions by property developers.
We now have absolute evidence that the disclosure regime of political donations, operated by the Standards in Public Office Commission, gave only a partial picture of how Irish political activity was funded.
Joe O’Reilly told the inquiry that between 2002 and 2008, his property development companies Chartered Land and Castlethorn...
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