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JP McManus group pays up to $1m for Bill Clinton speech

Published 24/05/2015 | 02:30

Bill Clinton’s foundation was paid between “$500,001 to $1m” for giving a speech to the JP McManus funded All Ireland Scholarships group in Limerick (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)
Bill Clinton’s foundation was paid between “$500,001 to $1m” for giving a speech to the JP McManus funded All Ireland Scholarships group in Limerick (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Former US president Bill Clinton's foundation was paid between "$500,001 to $1m" for giving a speech to the JP McManus funded All Ireland Scholarships group in Limerick. Last week, the Clinton Foundation published details of fees received for speeches given by Bill, Hilary and Chelsea Clinton over the last 13 years. Up to $26m was earned by the Clinton family for their charitable foundation by delivering speeches around the world over that period.

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The fee received by the foundation for the speech at the JP McManus All Ireland Scholarships awards at University of Limerick in November 2012 was one of the three most expensive talks by the former US President. The fee was paid by "DMC Communications Ltd. on behalf of All Ireland Scholarship ltd," according to the Clinton Foundation. Japanese engineering group Hanwa and Nigerian newspaper firm Thisday were the only other entities to pay between $500,001 to $1m" to hear Clinton speak. The fees received by the Clinton Foundation were published in bands including the $500,001 to $1m level.

JP McManus is one of the country's richest men, with a property and trading based fortune closing in on €1bn.

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