22/10/2018

President Higgins Has 'Serious Questions' To Answer On Use Of Public Money

President Michael D. Higgins must answer "serious questions" on the use of public money, presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has said.

Speaking in Cork, the Sinn Féin candidate said: "Over recent days a number of very serious questions have been raised about the use of public money by the Office of the President.

"Why is the President using a Lear Jet at huge public expense to fly within Ireland, to places like Belfast and Kerry?

"Why is the President using the OPW to maintain the garden and grounds of his private residence?

"What is the €300,000 expense account being used for?

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