The Sunday Times reports today that Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has allocated 14% of the total lottery funding distributed last year by her department to Dublin Mid West. Coincidentally no doubt, this happens to be her own constituency.
Approximately €70k of the department's budget of €500k went to Fitzgerald's constituency. In contrast, the whole
of Cork received €19k.
The ST also reports that Fitzgerald allocated a disproportionately large share of lottery funding to DMW in 2011.
Obviously if this was a FFer doing this we would know that it was purely stroke politics. But, given the self-evident fact that FGers are a morally and ethically purer species than their rivals, what was possibly explain this lavishing of funds in the Minister's own back yard?