Nothing to declare by two thirds of Councillors in 2004

The annual donations list of councillors shows that over two-thirds of them had nothing to declare last year. 19 members didn’t receive a donation over the minimum amount of 635 euro. Anything above this must be declared. Fianna Fail’s John Brassil topped the list with seven thousand euro, followed by Fine Gael`s Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald on three thousand. Seven other councillors declared donations. Election candidates spent over 330,000 last June, averaging five thousand five hundred euro each.