Monday 26 February 2018

Reform needed to stop SF abuse

The ruthless manner in which Sinn Fein is exploiting Dail expenses, which we expose in today's paper, demonstrates yet again the urgent need for reform of this archaic system.

The fact that Sinn Fein has been able to sidestep the regulations governing these expenses makes it clear that the current status quo is no longer an option.

Ever since it was learned last February that Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh had taken computer printer cartridges with a total value of more than €50,000 from the Dail stationery office in the space of just two years, it has been blindingly obvious that the party will leave no stone unturned as it seeks to identify weaknesses in the Dail expenses system that it can turn to its advantage.

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