A new register of TDs' interests shows that former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern took an increased number of paid speaking engagements abroad last year, with fees for each speech of at least €29,000.

Mr Ahern made 16 foreign trips in 2009 compared to nine the year before. Many of these were paid speaking engagements in locations including Honduras, Nigeria, Dubai and New York.

Many of these lectures were organised by the Washington Speakers Bureau which employs the former Taoiseach as a speaker.

The Washington Speakers Bureau website lists the fee for a Bertie Ahern lecture as $40,000 (€29,280) and upwards.

At the beginning of April the FAI paid for Mr Ahern to attend the Italy V Ireland game in Bari. On the register form, Mr Ahern said this was in recognition of his support for the FAI.

The publication of his autobiography and his column in the News of the World newspaper were registered as new sources of income for Mr Ahern this year.

He pointed out though that since retiring as Taoiseach he has attended a large number of charity functions all around the country for which he received no costs.

Galway West Fianna Fail TD Frank Fahey still has the most impressive property portfolio in the Dáil and he has declared properties at 18 locations including: Galway, Boston, France and Portugal.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has again declared his ownership of an apartment in Leeds England.

He also has an apartment that he is letting at Golden Lane, Dublin 7 and he is letting another property at 27 Cammock, Mount Brown Dublin 8.

Meanwhile the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) has said it has now received details on donations received by all members of the Oireachtas last year.

SIPO had referred three cases to the DPP due to the late disclosure by some members. These included two Senators and one TD.

A spokesperson for the office said it had received the final disclosure form this morning and has since informed the DPP's office of this.