Sinn Féin has not paid for a HQ property valuation in the last ten years

The party has used its own ‘responsible party officials’ to value its headquarters and bookshop at 44 and 58 Parnell Street in Dublin

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance: signs off on party’s annual accounts. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Sinn Féin has failed to pay for a professional valuation of its party headquarters for at least a decade, despite this being recommended under official accounting rules.

The party has been using its own party officials to value its headquarters at 44 Parnell Square in Dublin for at least a decade rather than hiring professional valuers.

An analysis of Sinn Féin’s annual accounts shows that the party has self-valued the property at €1.1 million every ...