The Moville woman was at Leopardstown Races this week and refused to rule out the possibility of a return to public life.
Ms Keaveney was along with former Fianna Fáil Kerry North-Limerick West TD Tom McEllistrim, from Ballymacelligott, near Tralee.
Asked if they were on starter’s orders for the next election Ms Keaveney said: “All I would say is never say never . . . That’s a politician’s answer; one has to keep one’s practice going.’”
The former senator has still not made a public statement – almost a year on – on why she wrongly claimed overnight accommodation expenses on FOUR separate occasions when she was actually out of the country as a senator.
The Fianna Fail politician was contacted three times about her expenses – after claiming overnight expenses when she was away on official Dail business.
She wrongly claimed €140 for each of nine nights. On those different occasions she was in PARIS, ISTANBUL, BELFAST and STRASBOURG – when her accommodation was already paid for!!!
The revelations came in documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act last January.
Despite numerous calls for her to explain the error, she never has.
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