Ink Cartridge Saga Drags On For Aengus O Snodaigh
Sinn Fein TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has told RTE’s Morning Ireland that he has no plans to repay the €50,000 ink cartridge bill he ran up over the course of just two years.
Mr Ó Snodaigh had been at the centre of the ‘inkgate’ controversy after details were released about his bill, which was five times greater than the bill of any other TD.
According to Mr Ó Snodaigh, while the bill may have been excessive, it wasn’t a financial payment to him and it also wasn’t the case that the Oireachtas had requested the repayment of the bill.
Mr Ó Snodaigh said: “The Oireachtas has not yet sought from anybody who accessed cartridges in 2007 and 2008 any further payment. I’ve said all along that if the Oireachtas sought repayment from TDs who availed of the printer ink cartridges, I would consider that at that stage.”
He has however, already repaid a €3,000 bill which arose from exceeding Oireachtas printer cartridge limits, it emerged two weeks ago.
Posted by Johnny McMaster.