Monday 23 October 2017

Libertas founder refuses to reveal list of donors

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

The multi-millionaire head of a group campaigning for a No vote on the EU reform treaty has refused to say where it is getting its funding.

Declan J Ganley's Libertas group is already committed to spending more than €220,000 on its nationwide campaign on the EU referendum.

The entrepreneur said the donations to his campaign range from "€5 from a grandmother" to €5,000 from businesspeople and the group is complying with the letter of the law. "I am funding it and so are a lot of other people. We have a donations facility online. We are collecting online donations. There are some wonderful people that are stepping forward and writing cheques," he said.

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