Register shows extensive property and outside interests of TDs
Michael Healy Rae lists occupations as postmaster, farmer, plant-hire business operator and shop owner
Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesday.
While many TDs list one or two residential properties for rental, a smaller number have several properties.
The Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, in addition to two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission.
Mr Healy Rae also has farming and business interests – he lists his occupations as postmaster, farmer, a plant-hire business operator and shop owner. His plant-hire business has worked for the HSE and the local authorities, while he also has a contract for the supply of fuel to Kerry County Council.
His brother Danny, also a TD for Kerry, lists his occupations as public representative, publican, farmer and bus hire, and reports contracts with Bus Éireann, Kerry Country Council and Irish Water.
Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan lists an interest in Madigans solicitors and a commercial property in Kimmage, Dublin.
He also lists shares in a company called Altas Investments plc which has an interest in toll roads. He added: “These shares have been valued at approximately €800 and are on the market.”
Fianna Fáil TD Seán Haughey lists interests in the Haughey family holding company, Larchfield Securities, established by his late father, the former taoiseach Charles Haughey, who was criticised for accepting gifts by the McCracken and Moriarty tribunals of inquiry.
Blue chip firms
Mr Haughey also lists extensive shareholdings in a variety of blue chip and technology firms including Amazon, Alphabet, Bank of Ireland, Diageo, British Land, Facebook and Nestle. He also lists two Dublin properties for rental.
Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell, who is a pharmacist, lists a number of properties and pharmacy businesses in Dublin, owned jointly with her husband, who is also a pharmacist. She is also an executive director of a company called Fake Tan Online Limited, though she describes it as “non-trading”.
Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness lists a number of premises in Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick and Tipperary for letting.
Former taoiseach Enda Kenny lists travel and hospitality, including to a number of golf events. He attended the Times CEO summit in London last year, and was a guest of Sky Ireland at the British Masters Pro-Am event.