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Fianna Fail was rapped on the knuckles for accepting a donation above the EUR6,348 threshold from Boylesports.
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has been rapped on the knuckles after diving for sea urchins off the west coast.
As well as Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Fermoy in Co Cork were rapped on the knuckles for shoddy waste practices - but we are wondering why they stopped there?