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Family: Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan (right) has employed two sisters, while Gary Gannon (left) has employed his younger brother

Family: Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan (right) has employed two sisters, while Gary Gannon (left) has employed his younger brother

Family: Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan (right) has employed two sisters, while Gary Gannon (left) has employed his younger brother

Two newly-elected TDs have hired family members as Oireachtas assistants, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Fianna Fáil's Christopher O'Sullivan and Gary Gannon of the Social Democrats have both given taxpayer-funded jobs to siblings.

Cork South-West TD Mr O'Sullivan has two sisters working for him and Mr Gannon, a TD for Dublin Central, has employed his younger brother.