Kenny par for course as register reveals Shatter’s 15 properties

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny should have a great golf handicap after being gifted membership of three clubs, according to information released on Oireachtas members’ interests.

The Mayo man is an honorary member of the K Club, a life member of Ballinrobe Golf Club and a captain/guest at Kilkenny’s Mount Juliet.

The only other details listed on his interests is an allowance from Fine Gael as its party leader and that he surrendered his entitlement to a ministerial pension.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore lists a joint-ownership of a house and 37 acres of land at Caltra in Galway, a former family home he is now letting. He also claims a leader’s allowance from the Labour Party.

However, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has considerable interests.

The Dublin South TD has shares in Standard Life, builders’ hardware manufacturers Basta Holdings, and Ballsbridge-based sweet manufacturers Aran Candy Ltd.

Mr Shatter also lists sizeable property interests, including nine houses in the Dublin area, four properties in Florida and two in London, most of which he jointly owns with others.

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton claims he has an occupational income from two farms at Dunboyne and Drumree in Co Meath.

He has shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland, Irish Life & Permanent, IAWS, CRH, Kingspan and FBD Holdings.

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney receives an income as the landlord of a Rochestown house and also owns an apartment in Brussels.

He lists share holdings in wealth managers investor group Retail Properties Ltd, KBC Bank and in a family investment fund.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan lists no occupational income apart from his Dáil salary and also lists no land, shares or directorships.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar claimed he gets some remuneration from writing book reviews and medical professional fees, neither of which exceeds €2,600 gross taxable income. He has no shares and no directorships.

Health Minister Dr James Reilly owns a large commercial property in Lusk town centre, which he partly uses for his medical practice.

He has a quarter share in a nursing home in Carrick-on-suir in Tipperary and also owns 150 acres of farm and woodland in Moneygall, in Offaly.

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has a half-share in a family farm at Claremorris in Mayo.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin lists no shares or directorships.

However, he states that he had a property in Turner’s Cross in the suburbs of Cork city, which he uses as an administrative office for his constituency secretary.

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