Leo Varadkar (left) launching his ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign, when he was Minister for Social Protection in May 2017; Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy (right).
In 2017, Fine Gael spent 200k on a campaign ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’, finding just ONE case of fraud that year.
Meanwhile, FG TD Dara Murphy claims his full wage of 94k & max expenses of 51k per year despite not speaking in the Dáil since 2017
Who are the real cheats here?
— Tate Donnelly (@donnelly_tate) December 1, 2019
Communications Minister Richard Burton said Mr Murphy now needs to show his expense claims were justifiable.
Mr Bruton said: “Now he needs to account for what claims he made and whether those claims were justifiable.
“I mean, a lot of questions have surfaced in the media and they do have to be answered, I think it’s important that the committee on members’ interests investigate this and thrash it out,” Mr Bruton said.