Davis reveals payments for work on State boards

Presidential candidate Mary Davis has today revealed that she earned more than €390,000 for her work on various State and non-State boards over the past decade.

Presidential candidate Mary Davis has today revealed that she earned more than €390,000 for her work on various State and non-State boards over the past decade.

Ms Davis has this afternoon published her P60 and given details of the payments she received after being criticised over the weekend over her failure to make her earnings transparent.

"I have called for openness in the debate regarding who should be the next President of Ireland and I am perfectly happy to practice what I preach in relation to transparency," she said in a statement.

"Today, I am putting into the public domain all of the information in relation to every body I have worked with or given advice to during my adult working life.

"I am also putting all of the details in relation to fees paid for any work done or advice given to these organisations. All of this information is already in the public domain and I am happy to collate and present this information here.

"For the purpose of clarity, I am also putting my P60 into the public domain and would call on all other candidates to follow my lead and similarly publish all relevant employment and earnings history as well as a full list of all organisations that they have been involved with and their tax compliance status."

Since the year 2000, she has sat on a number of State boards, including the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and the Dublin Airport Authority, and she has also been involved in non-State boards including the Irish Times Trust and the ICS Building Society.

Meanwhile, fellow Independent Sean Gallagher has called on all of those involved in the race to deal with the real issues and move away from mud-slinging.

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