- Jun 3, 2006
This Ard Fheis:
Devlin/Plunkett Cumann (Templeogue/Terenure) Drumm/Doherty/Clarke Cumann (Clondalkin) Bob Smith Cumann (Dundrum)
- Acknowledges that many members currently elected or co-opted to represent Sinn Féin have other means of salaried employment in addition to their council pay and are free to continue with that employment;
- Agrees that there should be no prohibition on Sinn Féin Councillors working for the party or for other Sinn Féin elected representatives on a full or part time basis.
The motion was passed despite a SF HQ amendment to refer it back to the Ard chomhairle
I thought many TDs in all parties hire councillors to either work for them in the Dail or at their constituency or both. Im surprised to hear that is not the case with SF, especially seeing as they also claim to use TDs pay above AIW to hire people to work in the constituency.
the journal and number of others all reported the same strange thing, they firstly said
then they reported thisCurrent policy prohibits councillors from holding other jobs within the party, or working for TDs.
So he didn't quit, hes still a councillor and working for Sinn Fein HQ as policy adviser which means the policy isn't enforced.Sinn Féin councillor Mark Ward, said he came under pressure to resign his council seat when he took up a job with the party.
So Sinn Fein HQ are breaking their own rules?
Can anyone name any other SF councillors that do paid work for TDs or a constituency organisation or the party HQ?
maybe I should figure it out by the hint that motion was put by
Sorcha Nic Cormaic who also spoke is Dundrum and works as teacher aswell so she speaking re the first part of the motion.Devlin/Plunkett Cumann (Templeogue/Terenure) Drumm/Doherty/Clarke Cumann (Clondalkin) [where Mark Ward is ] Bob Smith Cumann (Dundrum)
Enda Fanning perhaps? oh Enda Fanning is their EU political adviser https://twitter.com/EFFanning He now works for Lynn Boylan http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124984/LYNN_BOYLAN_assistants.html
I now see he quit as councillor just last month http://www.echo.ie/news/article/russ...n-council-seat
there are plenty of others thread to post general comments and sinn fein and the ard fheis http://www.politics.ie/forum/sinn-fein/