A quarter of TDs are either landlords or property investors, the latest Register of Members’ Interests has revealed.
The document published on Friday shows that Kerry’s Michael Healy-Rae remains the largest landlord in the Dáil, with 16 properties listed in the register, which covers last year.
Mr Healy-Rae lists his pre-Dáil occupations as postmaster, plant hire owner, farmer and service station owner and says that he owns shares in the New York Times.
In total, he lists 21 properties, including five plots or land and 16 rental homes across Kerry and a contract to supply oil to Kerry County Council.
His brother Danny lists four properties, including 91 acres of farmland in Kilgarvan. He also lists shares in Kerry Group.
Former Fine Gael Minister Michael Creed lists his occupation as landlord and has three properties. Others who do the same include Fine Gael junior minister Martin Heydon, who has one property
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