first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Sinn Fein accused of breaking Oireachtas rules on expenses Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleFoul play not ruled out in Churchill man’s deathNext articlePearse Doherty says he’ll pay back money if he broke Oireachtas rules News Highland By News Highland – June 20, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published It is being claimed today the Sinn Fein TDs are breaking Oireachtas rules by paying activists out of cash claimed for travel expenses.Prominent frontbenchers have revealed that part of their expenses claims were diverted to pay additional staff.According today’s Irish Independent, unspent travel expenses are supposed to be returned to the Oireachtas under rules introduced in 2010.The Irish Independent highlights the case of  Sinn Fein finance spokesman Pearse Doherty who  put €8,000 worth of unspent travel and accommodation expenses towards hiring part-time party workers.Padraig Mac Lochlainn, also confirmed that he used unspent expenses in the same way.The revelation is likely to fuel calls for an unprecedented inquiry into how the party uses taxpayer funds.Despite the admissions, Sinn Fein headquarters last night denied that its TDs were using unspent expenses in this way.The Irish Independent claims its investigation reveals for the first time how Sinn Fein relentlessly and efficiently uses the political funding system to maximum advantage here, in the North, at Westminster and in the US.last_img read more