Limerick Junior Minister wants Sinn Féin to explain candidate costs

Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Kieran O'Donnell.

SINN Féin has been called upon to explain their minuscule €21 average spend on each candidate in the 2019 local elections.

Limerick Minister of State and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said that the main opposition party must clarify “a string of inconsistencies” in their declared party returns.

“It has emerged that Sinn Féin spent a total of €4,775 on 230 candidates the party ran in the 2019 local elections – or €21 on every candidate,” Minister O’Donnell said.

“The €21 spend per candidate is inexplicable for the richest party in the country in terms of their property assets and cash donations.”

Minister O”Donnell concluded that Sinn Féin could “no longer maintain their silence by refusing to answer a never-ending list of questions regarding their incorrect financial returns and filings.”

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