Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Martin McGuinness releases bank account details

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has put pressure on his rivals in the Irish presidential race by releasing details of his bank account for public scrutiny.

The documentation suggests that he receives an income of just over £370 per week after tax.

The Sinn Fein candidate was speaking during a live televised debate on TV3 last night.

Mr McGuinness said that if he was elected, he would only take the average wage.

He was responding to criticism from Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell.

“I have today made available my bank account to the media from the Bank of Ireland so they can look at it and see what money was put in by Sinn Fein in my capacity as Deputy First Minister in the north — and I think Gay will get a big shock when he sees it,” he said.