Callely controversy further damaging Irish politics – Ó Snodaigh
Sinn Féin Whip in the Dáil Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said the controversy surrounding Ivor Callely is further damaging the perception of politics in Ireland. Deputy Morgan said any inquiry into Senator Callely’s expenses must held in public.
He went on to call on the Oireachtas to ensure that all TDs and Senators are claiming the correct mileage.
Speaking today Deputy Morgan said:
“The fact that Senator Callely was appointed to the Seanad by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern without having to be elected will cause further infuriation among the general public.
“Here we have a Senator that nobody voted for standing up in the Seanad and defending Government decisions to cut dole payments and introduce the pension levy while at the same time he was claiming a mileage allowance which he was not entitled to. This is the worst type of sleveen politics at work.
“This whole controversy is further damaging the perception of politics in Ireland and it is essential that any inquiry into this affair is held in public so that ordinary people can be satisfied that justice has been done.
“It is also very important that the Oireachtas ensures that all other TDs and Senators are claiming the correct mileage.” ENDS