JUst when you thought it had gone away… Northern Ireland Water comes back. Declan Gormley, having waited for due process to recognise the shoddy manner in which he was dealt. He’s now speaking on Nolan. For clarity, here’s the presser:
Former non-executive Director Declan Gormley is threatening new legal action against Minister Murphy and the DRD. Mr. Gormley has notified all of the relevant parties that he will proceed with misfeasance and defamation proceedings unless he receives a retraction and apology for his dismissal from NI Water.
His lawyer has also written to Minister Murphy seeking a similar resolution to the case.
He has now instructed Belfast lawyers Carson McDowell to act on his behalf.
Declan Gormley has said:
“I would confirm that I have put the relevant parties, including Minister Murphy, on notice of my intention to proceed with defamation and misfeasance proceedings which arise out of totally unfounded allegations attributed to me and which resulted in my unfounded dismissal from my post as non-executive Board member of NI Water.”
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