Boris Johnson received more than £50,000 for a speech in Dublin last month
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Boris Johnson received more than £50,000 for a speech in Dublin last month

CONSERVATIVE MP Boris Johnson received more than £50,000 for a speech in Dublin last month.

The details of the event, which took place at the city’s Convention Centre, were revealed in this week’s register of MPs’ financial interests.

It states that Pedulum Events & Training paid Mr Johnson £51,250 for a two-hour speaking engagement on Thursday, January 10, three days after the Commons had returned from its Christmas recess.

The speech actually lasted less an hour, reports RTÉ, although Mr Johnson did take part in a meet-and-greet at the Pendulum Business and Self Empowerment Summit.

The company, based on Upper Baggot Street, also provided transport for the Brexit-supporting MP.

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Mr Johnson was one of 432 MPs to voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal last month, with many members opposed to the inclusion of a backstop that aims to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

The register also revealed that Brexit supporter and former Brexit Secretary David Davis received payment for a speaking engagement in the Irish capital.

On November 24, 2018, Mr Davis received £16,000 plus VAT from PWC Ireland via the London Speaker Bureau.

The listing on the register says the event took 12 hours, including preparation, travel and attendance.