A Donegal County Councillor has urged Presidential candidate Peter Casey to give his expenses back to Donegal following his result in the Irish Presidential election.
Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh issued the request following comments by Casey in which he said he would not accept a salary and instead give it to a different county council each month and let them choose a suitable charity if he was elected.
The Derry native will have his expenses returned by the State as a result of his performance in the election, which Irish public voted on yesterday, October 26.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh said: “Peter Casey performed really well in the election and as a result will have his expenses returned by the State, given that Peter is a big-hearted man maybe he would consider donating that money to Donegal county council instead of taking it back.
“It would prove that Peter is indeed true to his word and would have acted on his promise had he been elected.
“There are many worthy causes in the County that could make great use of that money, Donegal Hospice springs to mind or Pieta House or indeed the Donegal Travellers Project.
“I would urge Peter Casey to investigate if it is possible for him to forego the return of his expenses and put it to good hear in the County where he lives, it would also be a nice gesture given that Peter pays his income taxes in the United States rather than to the Irish State.”Tags: