The financing of political campaigns is an issue which affects decision making in our country. Unless politicians are funded by the people who elect them we cannot be certain that they will represent those people. Politicians also have a responsibility to other people when they are spending their money.
One problem with allowing big businesses to fund politicians and their campaigns (and sometimes their private lives in the case of Lowry, Haughey and Lawlor to name a few) is that the politicians become accountable to people and businesses which they are not elected to represent. This could mean that decisions taken might not be in the best interests of the nation.
I plan to be fully accountable, and so every cent received and spent for my election campaign and other campaigns will be listed here. This will include any monies received from the state as a refund of election expenses.
You can see the archived web page of my 2016 General election spending here.