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    Default Fianna Fail Councillor "Gets Nothing Down Under" - Emigrated Last Year, But Still "Making Reps"

    *Clears throat*

    New Ross Fianna Fail Councillor Kevin Dwyer has been voted approval to continue to keep his council seat in spite of having emigrated to Australian in September 2011.

    He says that he gets no allowances, and still makes representations from "Down Under"

    Truly we live in a globalised society.

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    Default Re: Fianna Fail Councillor "Gets Nothing Down Under" - Emigrated Last Year, But Still "Making Reps"

    There were a couple of dissenters:
    Beside him Cllr. Bobby Dunphy opposed the proposal saying it is a 'stark choice' that faces Cllr. Kevin Dwyer.
    'It's not possible to represent the electorate in New Ross on New Ross Town Council from as far away as Australia,' said Cllr. Dunphy, adding that he is disappointed that the Fianna Fail party haven't dealt with this situation and nominated a member to fill Cllr. Dwyer's position.
    http://www.newrossstandard.ie/news/e...r-3033930.html

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    Default Re: Fianna Fail Councillor "Gets Nothing Down Under" - Emigrated Last Year, But Still "Making Reps"

    The Connick mentioned is the brother of former FF TD Sean Connick who lost his seat at the last election. Failed to make it to the Seanad subsequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    The Connick mentioned is the brother of former FF TD Sean Connick who lost his seat at the last election. Failed to make it to the Seanad subsequently.
    Is this not some kind of indication of the depth of the crisis, that the sons of the Soldiers of Destiny are having to march off to the Antipodes ?

    Only to be expected that they would want to sole their boots with a bit of tax payers money.

    I would like to know exactly what allowances this Councillor is and isn't getting.

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    Default Re: Fianna Fail Councillor "Gets Nothing Down Under" - Emigrated Last Year, But Still "Making Reps"

    Well the other way to look at this is that Australia is a very appropriate and much safer distance for all FF Councillors.

    Down under sounds even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Well the other way to look at this is that Australia is a very appropriate and much safer distance for all FF Councillors.

    Down under sounds even better.

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    Default Re: Fianna Fail Councillor "Gets Nothing Down Under" - Emigrated Last Year, But Still "Making Reps"

    As far as I know town councillors only get expenses so there's no financial advantage to holding on to the post.
    Maybe there's a bit of internal FF politics going on here and they're trying to prevent somebody else being co-opted to the position?

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