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Bray Town Council denies democratic representation to two housing applicants

5 June, 2013 - by Brian Stanley TD


Sinn Féin's spokesperson on Environment, Community & Local Government, Brian Stanley TD, has said it is outrageous that Bray Town Council has refused to meet two housing applicants in the presence of their local elected representative.

Deputy Stanley said the council’s position breaches the applicants’ right to democratic representation and called on Minister Phil Hogan to comment on the matter and ensure this does not happen again.

Speaking today Deputy Stanley said;

“Yesterday Bray Town Council made an extraordinary decision to refuse to meet two housing applicants in the presence of their local elected representative, Sinn Féin Councillor John Brady.

“This position is in breach of Councillor Brady’s democratic right to represent his constituents and also the right of the two housing applicants to democratic representation.

“This is an outrageous position for the council to take and I am calling on Minister Phil Hogan to comment on the matter and ensure this does not happen again.

“Council officials are public servants. They are there to serve the public and fulfil their public duties. It is important that Bray Town Council and other councils get the message that this type of behaviour is not acceptable.

“I am aware that Councillor Brady is taking legal advice on the matter.”

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