Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Allegations of serious wrongdoing in Wicklow County Council given to Gardaí – Brady
Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow John Brady has made a statement to Gardaí regarding serious allegations he has received of planning and other irregularities in Wicklow County Council.
Speaking after making their statements to local Gardaí Teachta Brady said:
“On Friday, along with my colleagues in the Wicklow Sinn Féin Council Group, Cllrs. Nicola Lawless, Mary McDonald and Michael O'Connor, we have brought to the attention of the Gardaí serious allegations which have been made to us concerning matters within the remit of Wicklow County Council.
“As public representatives we are duty bound to take relevant action when serious allegations are brought to our attention. In this case, such is the seriousness of these allegations that we have contacted the Gardaí and passed on the information we have.
“On Friday last we have made statements to the Gardaí based on the information that has been brought to our attention and we have handed over all relevant documentation to the Gardaí.
“It is vital that all public bodies operate on a transparent and proper basis and local authorities are no exception. We are confident that the Gardaí will now examine this matter with the utmost care to ensure that all allegations are investigated and the truth prevails. We again reiterate our call on the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney to initiate an independent investigation into Wicklow County Council so public confidence can be restored."