Following complaint submitted to The Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO).
To Whom It May Concern:
I wish to formally lodge a complaint under Section 22 of the Ethics in Public Office Acts, 1995 and Section 4 of the Standards in Public Office Act 2001.
The complaint concerns the following allegations against the Minister for Education Mr. Ruairi Quinn.
First allegation: Reported in The Irish Mail on Sunday, February 19th 2012.
That Mr. Quinn claimed €1,400 for traveling 5,100kms during the month of July 2011 when his official diary shows less than 1,000kms was traveled on official trips.
Second allegation: Reported in The Irish Mail on Sunday, February 26th 2012.
That Mr. Quinn claimed almost €800 for traveling 2,800kms during the month of August 2011 when his official diary shows he worked for just nine days.
I also request investigation into the alleged claim by Minister Quinn that some of the expenses he received were not incurred by him but were incurred by officials using his car to shuttle to and from Leinster House.