The reason for singling out O'Donohue is that the RTE report provided not detail on what he was doing abroad, where it did for the other 3. This ****************************** has stolen from us before, and for him to claim unearned expenses in these circumstances just show the man has a neck like a jockeys proverbial. Anything to keep the limelight on O'Donohue !!Funny you ignore the 3 FGers.
Any damage limitation exercise is completely meaningless in my view! It be like an employee who for years is stiffling their company accounts, and then purely because their fraud is subsequently uncovered and exposed, they then decide, oh yes, the way I'll get out of this mess, is to hand the money back, and if I do that, it wasnt fraud, so all is forgiven!WATCH how quickly these lads give the money back as the last thing they want is to be compared to nurses getting docked pay for the same act of god.
and yes, in the REAL world if someone clocks you in and your not there, its fraud and the individual involved can be sacked for committing the offense.
James Reily appeared on the News at One to defend all this. Pretty pathetic.
I certainly don't expect much from Traveller Johnny as regards "doing the correct thing". However, the bucks from FG should have known better, and I predict that this will lose FG very many votes.
There again, was not Mr Michael Lowry a member of FG? And a FG ex-TD sent for trial on corruption today. FG need to clean up their act, and James Reilly must resign from the shadow front bench.
We need to plague our TDs with demands to have the Dail/Senate politicians' gravy train curtailed. I'm very much afraid that all this "legal" theft will result in violence on the streets if no change for the better takes place.
You know, Stanley, on 'mature reflection' I'm in agreement with you. However, I do believe that it was unwise of Dr Reilly to make that claim in the first place. Thankfully, he has clarified the position.Reilly is the only one, so far, to come out and make a clear statement on the reasons behind his claim, the CC should force the others out into the open and if appropriate suspend them ( think about it, would suit FF).
As for Reilly resigning, you got to be kidding, he has hard earned practical experience of the Health system and speaks on his area of expertise very well, Harney avoids him like the plague.
Lowry is and has been an FF'er for a very long time, in everything but name, going back to the days when he brokered peace between the Dunnes and Haughey and we all know where that led.
Nothing from Lowry now for a long time about his SuperCasino for North Tipp, must be sinking fast like his career.