The Democratic Unionist Party has confirmed that it received £425,000 from a group of business people led by a Scottish Conservative party member and passed it on to help fund the UK pro-Brexit campaign.
The money was used to help finance an advertising campaign in Britain during the EU referendum.
The money was given to the DUP by the Constitutional Research Council, which is chaired by Richard Cook, a former vice chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Defending the transaction, the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson said the party did its bit to give the British people the opportunity to once again govern their own affairs.
As part of the campaign, there was an expensive four-page 'Vote To Leave EU' advertisement in the British Metro newspaper.
The paper is available in London and other cities but not in Northern Ireland.
The DUP had faced calls to reveal how the cash was raised for the campaign.
DUP leader Arlene Foster had admitted that the party received donations after registering as a Leave campaigner.
However, when pushed for details about the donors during a recent UTV pre-election debate, she would only say: "From an organisation in England that wants to see the union kept and make sure we can have a United Kingdom."
Donations to political parties in Northern Ireland are kept confidential for fear of identifying donors. But other political parties had demanded that the DUP clarify who funded its "lavish" pro-Brexit advertising campaign.
Amazed that they published this but I guess they looked at it and thought their voters wouldn't mind .. actually they might like it ..
Saying all that, are they really in the clear? .... I'd be interested to know exactly how much they received and exactly how much they paid out ... Just to see if they were basically prostituting themselves .. Aron Banks said they asked for £30k per month to back his leave campaign..... Is there more of this to come out ?
possibly "donating" against the SNP next .....
I'd love to know a bit more about this "Group of Businessmen" and are the really just uber unionists or are they somehow gonna make £££ out of this?
Either way, they're obviously as thick as the DUP as Brexit certainly aint gonna help the union in the long run ..