Up to four employees of the Socialist Party may lose their jobs as a result of the decision by Clare Daly TD to leave the party.

….the party’s one remaining TD Joe Higgins said he would be asking the relevant authorities to reduce his party leader’s allowance to reflect the fact that Ms Daly was no longer a member of the party.

Mr Higgins told The Irish Times the decision would have implications for the jobs of up to four party workers whose employment is funded by the money. In the immediate future the party would seek to cover the costs itself, through fund raising and subscriptions, he said.

Mr Higgins added that the €120,000 paid to the Socialist Party compared to some €4.5m paid to Fine Gael, €3.3million paid to Labour and some €2.6million paid to Fianna Fáil . 

Daly decision ‘has implications for jobs’ (Tim O’Brien, Irish Times)

Clare Daly denies exit from Socialist Party linked to Mick Wallace (RTE News)

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