Donations to TDs 1997 - 2008


#1

I know some of you will love to see just how much FF TDs got from developers and the like. We have tabulated all individual donations to TDs (1997 - 2008) into a helpful spreadsheet.

Have at it.

thestory.ie/2009/08/31/donation- … 1997-2008/


#2

wow - how are FF supposed to deal with issues surrounding developers with so many donations from them. And Labour with so many donations from unions can never be expected to confront them

And FG have a few from Developers too not to mention auctioneers! :imp:

We need a new party! in fact not one but we need new parties to replace every existing one :imp: :imp: :imp:

:angry:


#3

No mention of Mr. Fahey?

Or does he have his own dedicated worksheet that I missed?


#4

As far as we can tell, Mr Fahey has never declared a donation.


#5

Are you serious?


#6

Fantastic work Gavin and Co. I expect to be reading about this in an ‘exclusive’ in the Sundays a la the JOD Terminal Limo transfer and Cartel stuff. (did the Tribune even bother to read their own FOI ?)
I see the spreadsheet in no longer editable, how do you want people to send you info. Off the top of my head I can point to one ‘individual’ who is actually a property developer.
Again - Three Cheers


#7

Frank “I have nothing to declare but my genius” Fahey!

How very Wildean!


#8

I see Ken McDonald in there, I wonder what other famous names i’ll see in there :smiley:


#9

Well sure… it wouldn’t be right not to look at the property & construction figures:

So, I only looked at “Description of Donor” listed as “Property & Construction

So, here are the parties and the non-party listed:

Fianna Fáil Total...................€..248,751
Fine Gael Total.....................€...21,610
Beverly Flynn Total.................€...12,270
Jackie Healy-Rae Total..............€....2,900

here are the TDs in order of the amount they recieved:

.....TD...............Party.........Amount.....
Sean Power.........Fianna Fáil.....€ 20,630
Joe Behan..........Fianna Fáil.....€ 18,500
John McGuinness....Fianna Fáil.....€ 15,000
Brian Cowen........Fianna Fáil.....€ 13,574
Bobby Aylward......Fianna Fáil.....€ 13,500
Mary Wallace.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 13,339
Beverly Flynn......Non-Party.......€ 12,270
Christy O'Sullivan.Fianna Fáil.....€ 9,900
Darragh O'Brien....Fianna Fáil.....€ 9,595
Conor Lenihan......Fianna Fáil.....€ 9,080
Liam Lawlor........Fianna Fáil.....€ 8,890
Noel Dempsey.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 8,304
Ivor Callely.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 8,000
Batt O'Keefe.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 7,500
Aine Brady.........Fianna Fáil.....€ 7,000
Johnny Brady.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,500
Martin Cullen......Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,318
Willie O'Dea.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,250
Tom Kitt...........Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,190
Marian McGennis....Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,096
Noel O'Flynn.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 6,000
Seamus Kirk........Fianna Fáil.....€ 5,500
Chris Flood........Fianna Fail.....€ 5,080
Jim O'Keeffe.......Fine Gael.......€ 5,000
Eoin Ryan..........Fianna Fáil.....€ 4,800
Simon Coveney......Fine Gael.......€ 4,500
Sean Doherty.......Fianna Fail.....€ 3,810
Micheal Martin.....Fianna Fáil.....€ 3,600
Charles Flanagan...Fine Gael.......€ 3,000
Jackie Healy-Rae...Non-Party.......€ 2,900
Michael J Cosgrave.Fine Gael.......€ 2,540
Sean Connick.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 2,500
James Reilly.......Fine Gael.......€ 2,300
Charlie O'Connor...Fianna Fáil.....€ 2,000
Chris Andrews......Fianna Fáil.....€ 2,000
Dan Wallace........Fianna Fáil.....€ 2,000
Noel Davern	.....Fianna Fáil.....€ 2,000
Dara Calleary......Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,500
Denis O'Donovan....Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,300
Charlie McCreevey..Fianna Fail.....€ 1,270
David Andrews......Fianna Fail.....€ 1,270
Seán Haughey.......Fianna Fail.....€ 1,270
Philip Hogan.......Fine Gael.......€ 1,270
Joe Jacob..........Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,200
Mary Hanafin.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,000
Mattie McGrath.....Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,000
Pat Carey..........Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,000
Peter Power........Fianna Fáil.....€ 1,000
Alan Shatter.......Fine Gael.......€ 1,000
Lucinda Creighton..Fine Gael.......€ 1,000
Paul Kehoe.........Fine Gael.......€ 1,000
John Curran........Fianna Fáil.....€ 800
Tony Dempsey.......Fianna Fáil.....€ 780
Noel Treacy........Fianna Fáil.....€ 635

#10

Noel Dempsey seems to have been well favoured by Ladbrokes. Doesn’t seem to have done them much good, as their Irish operation is seemingly not performing that well of late:

independent.ie/business/iris … 53860.html


#11

Top work Gavin.

Ivor Callely sticks out like a sore thumb. I know he used to run a golf classic which would net him a fair few bob. He also routinely exceeded the spending limit in election campaigns. Spectacularly so in 2007 when he lost his seat. Had he of won I reckon there would have been a challenge to SIPO on grounds of overspending.

Whats particularly interesting is the monies he received from Nokia and Eircell. Who authorised those payments and why.


#12

Liam Lawlor would surely have topped the list were it not for him exiting politics in 2002!


#13

Bertie received over a hundred grand in donations from his party constituency

question is

where did the consituency get them from

:nin


#14

Frank gave €2,500 to Conor “Kebabs” Lenihan… Decent sort is Frank… :blush:


#15

While I detest FF… anyone giving a donation is presumable trying to develop a relationship with the party in power, as FF have been over this time line.
As a result it comes as no surprise that they have received the most in terms of donations.

It would be better if the state simply booked advertising space, printed even numbers of posters and then distributed these to the election candidates… if you can get a 1000 people to campaign door to door for you then so be it… but you won’t be allowed give out flyers (this might encourage people to engage their brains when talking to politicians at the doorsteps)

Of course this is asking turkeys to vote against Xmas… so we know for sure it ain’t gonna happen.

Great work btw… just goest to show what info is available if only someone decides to dig into it.


#16

I know of one donator in Ivor’s list who is a property developer but is listed as an individual. He also has about 100+ gaffs rented in Dublin


#17

Many thanks to the folks who put this together. 8DD 8DD

I have a feeling this one document is going to provide more entertainment than the RTE Autumn schedule !

Just a name picked at random from Ivor Callelys list of benefactors:

Alan Costello
373 Clontarf Road,
Dublin 3

Loaned €2,000 & is listed as an ‘Individual’

Now a quick Google, & hey presto

A Revenue defaulter…who works where, in Construction:

Companies House has:

Shame the taxpayer only gets €630, while Ivor the Engine gets a couple of grand. :angry:


#18

Another of Callely’s individuals/property developers

Michael Anglim
Fenthorp
52 Northumberland Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

52 Northumberland Road is the address of Gannon Homes Ltd
gannonhomes.ie/

Michael Anglim is a director of Gannon Homes Ltd
archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/200 … 938528.asp


#19

Must be a crowded address:

Aidan Kenny
Rotswall
52 Northumberland Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

He was good for €2,000

And I wonder if this one could be related :nin

Anthony Gannon
Turvey Avenue
Donabate
Co. Dublin

A tightwad, only coughed up €1,500


#20

Thank you - this confirms everything I suspected about FF TDs. Most FF TDs are not meritocrats having either inherited a ‘machine’ from a close relative or parent (an enormous advantage which overcomes the barriers to election in a way that would be impossible for an ordinary citizen), or becoming active in FF not for reasons of patriotism or conviction, but for reasons of self-enrichment and self-aggrandisement.

Oh I am sure at their clann gatherings the Lenihans, the MacSharrys, the Flynns, the Andrews/Tubridrys etc. sit around telling themselves about the sacrifices they make in public service and how they are doing their duty for Ireland, fantasing as if they were the Kennedys, while what they are really thinking is that they must maintain the family franchise: after all, without it, what else would people without integrity or talent do for a living?

Interesting how most donations come from the sectors of the economy driven by consumption (e.g. betting, property, retail) and very few from the sectors producing wealth (e.g. manufacturing, mining etc.)

This is a historic document - it will permit historians years hence to explain how Irish productivity was fiddled and squandered by a cabal of bankers and over-promoted councillors. I suggest you turn it into a histogram, frame it and hang it in the National Gallery.

To quote Colonel Kurtz I hate them, I do hate them.