Fine Gael referendum posters 'untrue and dishonest'
on 21/09/2013 16:24:10
The Houses of the Oireachtas have told the Referendum Commission that while the Seanad costs €20m, not all of that can be saved through abolition.
Leinster House authorities say there are €8.8m a year in 'direct' costs, but another €9.3m in 'indirect costs' and €2m in pensions.
Fianna Fáil's director of elections, Niall Collins, is accusing Fine Gael of "misleading voters".
"I think it's welcome news that the Referendum Commission, in correspondence with an independent official from the Houses of the Oireachtas have now confirmed that what you read on the Fine Gael posters right around the country and what Fine Gael in particular has been saying in debate with me and others is untrue and is dishonest," he said.