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# political funding

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# pass the hat
Sinn Féin accused of 'pitching Galway tent' after getting $400k from US-based donors
TheJournal.ie has obtained the latest donation statement from the party’s US fundraising branch (although that cash can’t be spent in Ireland).
# Garda Investigation
An 'administrative error' was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn't file its accounts
The party has responded to news that the gardaí can’t find the person responsible for the accounts of a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency.
# Trust Funds
Political parties received €5.5 million in State funding last year
And here’s how they spent it.
# political funding
Report shows independent TDs get less state funding
Independent TD Catherine Murphy has pulled together figures to illustrate the resource disadvantage of non-party TDs.
# Gender Quotas
Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas
The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.
# Gender Quotas
Government stops independent Senators’ move to raise gender quotas
Independent senators had wanted new laws to require at least 40 per cent of candidates to be from either gender.
# Gender Quotas
Gender quota legislation goes before Seanad
The reforms – described as “groundbreaking” by Minister Phil Hogan – will also introduce new controls on political funding.
# political funding
Government unveils details of plans for political funding reform
The new measures include details of gender quotas as well as new lower limits on the donations that parties can accept.