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SF TDs used expenses in ‘good faith’

DONEGAL Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn have both stressed that their use of travel and accommodation allowances to hire party workers was done in “good faith”.
The Irish Independent reported on Wednesday that two of the party’s frontbenchers were breaking Dail rules by using some of their expenses to hire the workers.
Now Sinn Féin is promising to repay the money if it is required to do.
Finance spokesman Pearse Doherty used €8,000 worth of travel and accommodation expenses to pay the salaries of two party workers.
The party’s foreign affairs spokesman Padraig MacLochlainn has admitted using the balance of his travel expenses to pay the salary of an extra constituency secretary.

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