Senator offered trip to skip vote - Independent.ie
Now...this is incredibly serious. Regardless of the issue at hand, this is a deliberate effort to covertly influence the democratic process of the state by the offers of inducements. It is corruption. The person who offered the holiday (And the person who authorised it) should (at the very least) no longer be employed in their roles.LABOUR Party senator Denis Landy sensationally claims that he was last week offered a plush foreign holiday to coincide with a series of votes on the referendum to abolish the Seanad in what he believes was an attempt to defeat the Government.
A stunned Mr Landy, who has been critical of the Seanad abolition plan, said: "I was approached by an individual in Leinster House and offered flights and a stay in a top hotel in New York should I go missing during this week."
He refused to name the shadowy political figure who is said to have made the offer, but he said it was made clear to him that "the offer was made in seriousness rather than jest''.
Running a cute story in the Indo isn't enough, Landy has an obligation to the Oireachtas (and the people of the state) to identify the person to the CC as well as the Gardai to see if any laws have been broken.