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Whistleblower Deasy busts alleged planning ring


Apparatchik

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Conscience of the Fine Gael party John Deasy has blown the whistle on planning matters in Waterford, which has led Gardai to interview county councillors and senior officials with Waterford County Council. The investigation has led to gardaí interviewing most of the two dozen county councillors, and up to six council officials,  in their homes in the past few days. The remaining interviews are expected to take place today. For how much longer can Deasy's claim to a front bench portfolio be denied?


Gardaí say the matters relate to the potential rezoning of up to 300 acres of land in the Dungarvan area. Last month, Waterford County Council proposed to amend its County Development Plan and rezone up to 300 acres of land near Dungarvan from agricultural to economic use as a way to help develop industry.

These current Garda inquiries do not relate to other previous investigations into planning matters in Co Waterford. John Deasy said that last summer a man contacted him about planning allegations. Deasy then contacted the gardaí, who started looking into the matter. Nobody has been arrested and there are no allegations against any of the officials or sitting councillors. Submissions on the proposal can be made up to next Thursday. It will probably be another few months before a decision is made on whether the land will be rezoned.
Make Deasy FG Environment spokesman: put Gormley and the Greens to the sword.
 


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The gardaí should be sent in to investigate every CO Council in the country.Gombenism is still alive and well all over Ireland.
 
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Go Deasy, he was the only one to have the guts to spark up in the Dail bar after the ridiculous "smoking Ban" nonsense. Passive smoking=Junk Science.

Come to where the flavor is........... Come to Marlboro Country.
 

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Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
 

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Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
Google brings up this:

RTE.ie
 

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Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
RTE radio news are carrying the story. Far from being a tool, Deasy has been a lonely voice in the arid wilderness of the Kenny years, crying out against the blind folly of SatNav politics.
 

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Apparatchik said:
Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
RTE radio news are carrying the story. Far from being a tool, Deasy has been a lonely voice in the arid wilderness of the Kenny years, crying out against the blind folly of SatNav politics.
What is "SatNav Politics"? It sounds like a good idea - for once, the politicans might have a clue about where they are going, rather than going around in circles all the time! :)
 

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Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
Word from Dungarvan has it that this is a Fine Gael problem.

Maybe Deep Throat would like to tell us what is going on. ;)
 
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Apparatchik said:
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This is pointless...
On the contrary, guys like Gilmartin and Deasy are vital in a democracy.
Let's hope he doesn't get the level of bile and vitriol Gilmartin was subjected to..

What has he actually done apart from tell the Guards that someone had allegations to make?...
 

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R Paul said:
Apparatchik said:
Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
RTE radio news are carrying the story. Far from being a tool, Deasy has been a lonely voice in the arid wilderness of the Kenny years, crying out against the blind folly of SatNav politics.
What is "SatNav Politics"? It sounds like a good idea - for once, the politicans might have a clue about where they are going, rather than going around in circles all the time! :)
 

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R Paul said:
What is "SatNav Politics"? It sounds like a good idea - for once, the politicans might have a clue about where they are going, rather than going around in circles all the time! :)
Ah yes but Enda's SatNav gear has no batteries. :)

Regards...jmcc
 

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SPN said:
Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
Word from Dungarvan has it that this is a Fine Gael problem.

Maybe Deep Throat would like to tell us what is going on. ;)
Tomorrow's papers will be covering this extensively I suspect. And for what it's worth, I don't think your Dungarvan word is correct.
 

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JCSkinner said:
SPN said:
Rocky said:
Where did you get that story from Apparatchik? If it is true well done to Deasy. It's good to see a bit of integrity in politics and maybe Deasy is gaining a bit of sense, after acting like a tool in the past.
Word from Dungarvan has it that this is a Fine Gael problem.

Maybe Deep Throat would like to tell us what is going on. ;)
Tomorrow's papers will be covering this extensively I suspect. And for what it's worth, I don't think your Dungarvan word is correct.
There seems to be some confusion about the 2005 story - which Deasy championed - and this new story about the proposed Dungarvan Local Area Plan.

The word on the ground is that the allegations about the new LAP are a Fine Gael problem.
 

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Hmmm. Didnt like Deasy before, might change my mind now. Dont care if any FG Cllrs are involved. They should go to jail if an spot of corruption on them.
 

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Good on him and will be good for FG as well if they demonstrate that this sh*t just isn't acceptable at any level.

FF love dredging up Michael Cosgrave and Lowry but as usual miss the point.
Corruption regretably occurs, what's important is what you do when it is discovered.
FF cannot quite square this circle and never will because their opposition to it is tokenism at best and disingenuous at worst.
 

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