Sinn Féin accrued €80,000 in donations last year as Fianna Fáil receives just €2,500

All donations received by Sinn Féin, however, were donated by TDs and senators within the party

With €80,190 in political donations, Sinn Féin secured a landslide majority of contributions registered with Sipo last year. Picture: Norma Burke

Sinn Féin registered more than €80,000 in political donations with the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) in 2022, the most of all registered parties, while Fianna Fáil secured just €2,500 in handouts in the same period.

However, according to new data from the parliamentary ethics watchdog, all of the funds received by Sinn Féin were donated by TDs, senators and an activist within the party, as members dominated financial contributions across most parliamentary parties.