FG defends acceptance of corporate donations

FG defends acceptance of corporate donations
Phil Hogan

Fine Gael has defended its decision to accept corporate donations from bankers and builders who owe money to NAMA.

The move follows newspaper reports of a Fine Gael fundraiser the K-Club attended by construction industry bosses and bank chiefs.

The party's director of elections Phil Hogan said Fine Gael would oppose plans by the Government to introduce legislation banning corporate donations.

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, he said the party makes no apology, and offers no favours in return, for accepting corporate gifts.


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