Pearse Doherty says he’ll pay back money if he broke Oireachtas rules

Donegal Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty says that he'll pay back any money he owes if he has broken Oireachtas rules on expenses.

It follows claims in today's Irish Independent, that Pearse Doherty diverted unspent expenses towards hiring part-time workers for the party.

But rules introduced 2 years ago state that any such money must be returned to the Oireachtas if it's not used for travel.

Deputy Doherty says he wasn't aware that was the case:

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