A former Labour senator who earlier this year was found guilty of assaulting three gardai following his arrest outside the Indiependence Music Festival in Mitchelstown, is one of nine former TD’s who failed to return IT equipment to the Oireachtas after they lost their seats or left office.
In total, 15 pieces of IT equipment are recorded as outstanding from the offices of nine former TDs and senators despite requests to return the appliances. This was discovered following a Freedom of Information Act request from The Irish Times.
Some of the outstanding inventory in his case include a laptop, printer, scanner and workstation.
Mr Heffernan lost the Labour whip in 2012, and later unsuccessfully stood as a general election candidate for the Social Democrats in 2016.
In response to queries on the outstanding IT equipment, Mr Heffernan is reported to have told those requesting the return of the equipment to “f*** off.”