SF made most money in political donations last year
02/06/2005 - 13:47:07
Sinn Féin declared more money in political donations last year than any other party in the State, according to figures published today by the Standards in Public Office Commission.
The party declared more than €88,500 in donations for 2004, more than double the amount declared by Fianna Fáil (€43,500).
However, while the bulk of Sinn Féin’s money came from its own public representatives, most of Fianna Fáil’s came from private business.
Fine Gael, the Labour Party and the Progressive Democrats declared no donations to the Standards in Public Office Commission, while the Greens declared €36,000.
Under the law, political parties can only accept a maximum of around €6,350 from individual donors in a single year and must declare all donations exceeding €5,079.