A latest survey of members of Dail Eireann shows that 42% of our representatives are millionaires.
The Irish Independent’s Political Rich List published today shows that former Labour leader Brendan Howlin is the richest TD in Wexford with a worth of €3.4 million.
Former government Minister and current member of the coalition Paul Kehoe has recorded a wealth of €2.1 million.
James Browne, Verona Murphy and Johnny Mythen are further down the list with a personal worth of €570,000, €350,000 and €225,000 respectively.
The Dail’s richest TD is Tipperary deputy Michael Lowry who owns €7.3 million through various business earnings.
The figures also show 85% of TDs own their own home while home ownership in the general population is around 68%.