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Landlord: Michael Healy-Rae also owns farm land. Photo: Tom Burke

Landlord: Michael Healy-Rae also owns farm land. Photo: Tom Burke

Landlord: Michael Healy-Rae also owns farm land. Photo: Tom Burke

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae added three new properties to his extensive land portfolio, according to the latest register of Dáil interests for 2019.

Mr Healy-Rae listed the new properties in his latest declaration, including a house in Clonkeen, Co Kerry, on which "purchase [is] going through 'contract stage'".

He has also registered another house in Tralee that is not currently occupied but where purchase is also at the contract stage.

A third property in Kilgarvan village was also declared, which is currently "not being used, subject to being done up" and described as a "construction job".

Altogether, Mr Healy-Rae's land declaration now extends to 21 different properties, including houses, farmland, a service station, a former pub, and student accommodation.

Mr Healy-Rae said: "I couldn't swear on my plans for them, the one in Tralee will be rented. The other two I'm not sure on yet."

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny listed a range of foreign trips in his latest declaration in the category of "travel facilities".

This involved seven trips abroad - to Germany, Portugal, Barbados, the UK and three trips to the USA.

In May, he travelled to New York for three nights with travel and accommodation provided by Mayo GAA - this trip also coincided with the championship match between Mayo and New York.

He travelled to Barbados in June to "discuss Ireland's economic recovery" with government representatives there.

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath also declared flights and accommodation under his "travel facilities" for a trip to Washington DC and New York in March of last year.

According to the register, he "attended several meetings and functions" along with the Dublin-based Family and Life Organisation.

Irish Independent