Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady has welcomed the news that Gardaí are to conduct an investigation into the allegations of planning irregularities in Wicklow County Council.
Sinn Féin in Wicklow handed over documents alleging such irregularities to the Gardaí two years ago. Brady followed up on the incident by handing sworn affidavits among other documents to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy.
“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,” said Brady.
Brady emphasised that transparency at local and national level is crucial and he hopes the Office of the Planning Regulator, who have the power to review the performance of planning authorities and An Bord Pleanála, will also conduct an investigation into the matter.
“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,” concluded Brady.