• The media bandwagon latches on to Sinn Fein's expense claims and misses the bigger picture -- and, of course, the silence from other parties tells its own story.
Why weren't the expenses of all politicians looked at? It's not credible. Many of them too have plenty to hide -- why else do they refuse to provide receipts or explain where they obtain their funds? The reason Sinn Fein does what it does with expenses is because there are no rules; there is no accountability or transparency.
If the Government -- the new 'reform' government we voted for last year -- had followed through on its promises of reforming expenses, then there wouldn't be an issue now.