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Candidates spent almost €186,000 in Carlow/Kilkenny by-election

Almost €186,000 was spent by candidates on their campaigns in the recent Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

The Standards in Public Office Commission says that successful candidate, Bobby Aylward spent the most, at almost €44,000.

Fine Gael’s David Fitzgerald and Renua Ireland candidate Patrick McKee were the next highest spenders with almost €32,000 and €30,000 respectively.

The Exchequer will repay almost €62,000 to unsuccessful candidates who qualified for a reimbursement of expenses.

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