County Coun­cil wel­comes Judge O’don­nell’s de­ci­sion

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WICK­LOW County Coun­cil wel­comed Judge Thomas E. O’Don­nell’s de­ci­sion to dis­miss a defama­tion ac­tion taken by two elected coun­cil mem­bers against county man­ager Ed­die Sheehy.

The defama­tion case cen­tred around the last para­graph in a press state­ment re­leased by County Man­ager Ed­die Sheehy last year.

That Press Re­lease had in­cluded a state­ment in re­la­tion to the Charles­land CPO Re­view car­ried out by Sea­mus Woulfe, Se­nior Coun­sel, that which read ‘ the Coun­cil notes that the de­lay in sanc­tion­ing the loan to pur­chase this site (caused by the need to carry out this In­de­pen­dent Re­view of the un­founded and mis­con­ceived al­le­ga­tions of Coun­cil­lors Cullen, Nevin and O’Shaugh­nessy) has re­sulted in a loss to the Coun­cil of circa €200,000 in re­spect of in­ter­est fore­gone and ad­min­is­tra­tive costs. This is in ad­di­tion to the costs of the In­de­pen­dent Re­view com­mis­sioned by the Min­is­ter.’

In a state­ment re­leased on Fri­day af­ter Judge O’Don­nell’s rul­ing, the Coun­cil says it is ‘ pleased with the out­come of the defama­tion pro­ceed­ings taken by Coun­cil­lors Tommy Cullen and Barry Nevin in Bray Cir­cuit Court against Ed­die Sheehy and the Coun­cil in re­la­tion to a Press Re­lease is­sued on April 23, 2013.’

It added: ‘ the Coun­cil now hopes that Coun­cil­lors Cullen and Nevin will put these mat­ters be­hind them.’

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