Kerry’s 5 TDs declare financial and property interests

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Kerry’s five TDs have declared their financial and property interests in the annual register which records the declared interests of Dáil members.

TDs and senators are obliged to list any additional incomes they receive outside of their political salaries, if they are company directors and any shares or property they hold.

Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil says he’s a company director of his family chemist shop and has a pharmacy contract with the HSE and Minister for Health. He has life savings policies with AIB and Standard Life.

Independent Danny Healy-Rae says he’s a publican, farmer and bus and plant hire operator; he owns shares in Kerry Group and is a director of Healy-Rae Plant Hire and Civil Engineering.

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae owns 93 acres and his businesses have contracts with Kerry County Council, Irish Water and Bus Éireann.

Martin Ferris of Sinn Féin owns four acres of farmland but has no other interests.

Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin states he has no shares, directorships, land, occupations or gifts.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is a postmaster, farmer, shop owner and plant hire operator.

Michael Healy-Rae is a director of the Skellig Hotel Experience in Cahersiveen and Roughty Plant Hire, Kilgarvan and has a contract to supply fuel. He owns 110 acres of farmland and forestry and his other interests include a house in Sandymount, Dublin, and a service station and yard in Kilgarvan.

He also owns 13 properties for letting and a disused public house subject to planning permission in Tralee.