Roscommon councillor calls for internal party inquiry

Roscommon Councillor Paddy Kilduff is calling on the leadership of Fianna Fail to initiate an internal party inquiry into what he says is illegal conduct of some party members in Roscommon. Councillor Kilduff is asking party leader Michael Martin who visits the county later this week, to denounce all such behaviour.   Councillor Kilduff’s concern…

Paddy KilduffRoscommon Councillor Paddy Kilduff is calling on the leadership of Fianna Fail to initiate an internal party inquiry into what he says is illegal conduct of some party members in Roscommon.

Councillor Kilduff is asking party leader Michael Martin who visits the county later this week, to denounce all such behaviour.

 

Councillor Kilduff’s concern is over events at a Fianna Fail party meeting in Strokestown in January 2015, where he says he was recorded without his knowledge or consent.

He says that such conduct is illegal and he had asked that it be investigated by party headquarters.

However, no such investigation has taken place.

Councillor Kilduff suggests that this inaction could be construed that this behaviour is in fact condoned by those presiding at headquarters.

He hopes it’s not, but is calling on party leader Micheál Martin to initiate an internal inquiry into the matter, so that it demonstrates that officials are not selective about what they choose to investigate and deliberate on.

In stating that structures exist to investigate misconduct by members, the south Roscommon councillor suggests to start with the member sign-in sheet and question attendees who would not normally attend meetings of that Comhairle Ceanntair.

Councilor Kilduff says that he is sure that with the will of those presiding over the governance of the party that this matter could be resolved quickly and that this illegal behaviour could be stamped out from Fianna Fail party meetings.

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