MONAGHAN COUNCILLOR CITES BUDGET SEVERITIES AS PROMPT FOR FINE GAEL RESIGNATION

25 October 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Measures impacting adversely on pensioners in the 2014 Budget were cited by Monaghan Town Councillor Tommy Hagan this week as the reason that prompted him to tender his resignation from the Fine Gael party.

Confirming to the Northern Standard on Monday that he had left the ranks of FG, Colr Hagan said he would continue to serve on the Town Council as an Independent representative – and would contest the North Monaghan Municipal District as an Independent candidate in the 2014 elections to Monaghan Co Council.

Next year’s local government elections will see the abolition of Town Councils and Colr Hagan was unsuccessful in seeking a FG nomination to run as a Co Council candidate when the party held its North Monaghan selection convention recently.

Chosen instead were outgoing member of Monaghan Co and Town Council David Maxwell, and two first-time candidates Barra Flynn and Gary Keenan.

However, while confessing to being deeply …

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