Sinn Fein TD Refutes Claim That He Did Not Recycle Ink Cartridges
Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh has rejected claims that he broke his word in an agreement with a local charity.
Mr O Snodaigh was found to have spent €50,000 (£39,920) on ink cartridges in two years, but then agreed to donate the empty toners to the charity Jack & Jill, reports Herald.Ie.
However, the charity's chief Jonathan Irwin has argued that they have not heard from him, a claim that Mr O Snodaigh rejects.
Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "I have been told that the spent ink cartridges I return to the Houses of the Oireachtas are recycled for Temple Street Children's Hospital."
Mr O Snodaigh is not the only Sinn Fein member to have built up a costly printer ink bill, as the Belfast Telegraph recently reported that Pat Doherty, a Member of the Legislative Assembly , spent over £16,000 on printing.
Mr Doherty bought 185 ink cartridges, with one of his yearly bills reaching £11,726.
Posted by Anya Hawke.