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€132k spent by candidates in election

The Standards in Public Office Commission has published a report on the Roscommon South Leitrim By Election.

It shows €132,500 was spent by the 10 candidates in last Octobers Election.

The highest amount spent was for Maura Hopkins at €29,791

Next was Ivan Connaughton €28,130

Michael Fitzmaurice was third on €22,554

and in descending order

John Kelly €17,975

Martin Kenny €14,084

John McDermott €12,761

Tom Crosby €4,964

Des Guckian €2,070

Emmett Corcoran €434

According to the Standards in Public Office Commission, Independent candidate Gerry O’Boyle failed to provide the Commission with the required documentation by the deadline.

As a result, the Commission has referred a file in respect of Mr O’Boyle to the DPP.


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