Policing Chairman’s resignation from Ivy Wood “appropriate” and “precautionary”

The Chairman of the Policing Board, Desmond Rea, yesterday resigned as a non-executive director of Ivy Wood Properties, a subsidiary of Harcourt Developments – following Phil Flynn’s resignation from Harcourt, one more resignation to add to the previous list. In his statement Desmond Rea said “I would like to make it entirely clear that I know of no information whatsoever to link Ivy Wood Properties or the development in Belfast to any wrongdoing.”.. but that he “could not afford to bring publicity, however ill-founded, to the door of the Policing Board.”