Thursday 23 October 2014

Senator Ronan Mullen's donations hit €12,000 last year

Published 01/03/2014 | 02:30

Senator Ronan Mullen  at Leinster House yesterday.Pic Tom Burke 29/1/14
Senator Ronan Mullen at Leinster House
Senator Ronan Mullen

PRO-LIFE Senator Ronan Mullen received €12,000 in political donations last year, figures have revealed.

The independent senator led the case against the Government during the emotionally charged abortion debates and recently launched an election campaign for May's European elections.

Details of the 43-year-old solicitor's political donations were released by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO).

The records show he received 12 individual donations amounting to €1,000 each. One was received from an Irish citizen who is currently living in Florida. Mr Mullen did not respond to requests for comment.

In total, TDs, senators and MEPs disclosed donations with a total value of €17,000 for 2013.

Minister of State for European Affairs Paschal Donohoe received €1,000 from his local FG constituency executive in Dublin Central. He replaced Lucinda Creighton after she was ousted as a Junior Minister for voting against the Government on abortion legislation.

FF justice spokesman Niall Collins received a €1,000 donation, and Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy received €3,000.

Every Oireachtas member is required to furnish the Commission with a declaration by January 31 each year detailing any donation received.

Irish Independent

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