28 June 2012
Oireachtas officials say Pearse Doherty did not breach expenses rules
'Oireachtas officials have confirmed to me in writing today that I haven’t breached any regulations and that the regulations have been complied with’
PEARSE DOHERTY says Oireachtas officials have confirmed to him in writing today that he has not breached the rules.
The Donegal South West Sinn Féin TD, who has been publishing his accounts on his website since 2009 for everyone to see, has met Oireachtas officials several times to discuss his travel and accommodation allowance after the media raised questions about how he used the money.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Pearse Doherty said:
“I have provided all of this [expenses] information to the Oireachtas officials and they have confirmed to me in writing today that I haven’t breached any regulations and have stated to me that ‘the regulations have been complied with’.
“I again want to restate my position that the payment of expenses to TDs and senators should be fully vouched and call on the Government to introduce such a scheme.”
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