Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties

first_img Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook A Donegal County Councillor has called for an end to political parties being funded by public funding.The State currently provides €14.3m every year to four political parties: €4.9m to Fine Gael; €3.1m to Labour; €2.8m to Fianna Fail; and €1.8m to Sinn Fein, and €1.67 to independents.Cllr Dessie Shiels raised his concerns at Mondays Donegal County Council meeting, However, only one other councillor, Ian McGarvey, supported his call for members of the Dail to repeal all existing legislation regarding these payments.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Cllr Shiels said despite the lack of support in the chamber, the current system needs to change…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/shielspayments.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil to consider webcasting its monthly meetingsNext articleDerry residents urged to be aware of the risk of “creeper burglaries” admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By admin – April 14, 2015 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img

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