Garda Investigation into allegations of planning irregularities in Wicklow County Council welcome - John Brady TD
Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow John Brady has welcomed news that An Garda Síochána are to conduct an investigation into Wicklow County Council, this follows allegations of serious planning irregularities.
Speaking tonight, Deputy Brady said;
"An Garda Síochána have officially opened an investigation into Wicklow County Council.
"This follows a number of sworn affidavits that I gave to the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil yesterday.
"Two years ago my party colleagues and I in Wicklow handed over documents to the Gardaí relating to allegations of serious planning irregularities within Wicklow County Council. Today I also handed over more documents to them including sworn affidavits.
"These sworn affidavits make very serious allegations regarding planning irregularities in Wicklow.
"I welcome the news of this investigation, as I have been calling for one to take place for many years now.
"Transparency at local and national political level is crucial, and I hope many of the questions we now see arising will be answered in the near future."