Cork SF Cllr June Murphy: “I have found my time in the party to be an increasingly negative experience.”

Sinn Féin’s little local difficulty in East Cork continues with the resignation, from the party, of Cork county councillor June Murphy – who represents the Fermoy electoral area.  [Is the constituency organisation still suspended? – Ed]  Good question… Described in a Journal.ie report as “a close [ally] of [Cork East TD Sandra] McLellan’s in the party”, the Evening Echo quotes Cllr Murphy Cllr Murphy said: “As most people will be aware there have been some issues within the Sinn Fein party …

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Sinn Féin’s little local difficulty in East Cork rumbles on… [And on…]

In the aftermath of the Sinn Féin party hierarchy’s expelling of Cllr Kieran McCarthy from the party, and suspending Cllr Melissa Mullane, there’s been reports of more “uncomradely behaviour” in East Cork.  The Irish Times reports The members of a Sinn Féin cumann in Fermoy, Co Cork have resigned from the party after one of its local councillors was expelled from the party. Up to 15 members met on Tuesday night and put forward their resignations. In a statement, the cumann said …

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Sinn Féin’s hidden crisis? *updated*

In the comments on Pete’s entry covering Padraig McShane’s resignation from Sinn Féin I noted the following list (now substantially updated) of Councillors that have resigned recently (this list is confined to those that have left during the current council terms north and south – those that left in previous terms are excluded): Dessie Ward Padraig McShane Briege Meehan Domhnall O’Cobhthaigh Gerry McHugh Bernice Swift Barry Monteith Gerard Foley Michael Tallon Poilin Ui Cathain Killian Ford Christy Burke John Dwyer …

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