Ethics watchdog to investigate Kerry councillors

Developments on a story covered here before on Public Inquiry as far back as March 2006.

Bets are on as to what action the Public Office Commission will take.

The Standards in Public Office Commission has ordered two councillors from Killarney in Co Kerry to appear before it next month to investigate alleged breaches of ethics by them in attempts to re-zone land in the town.

It will be the first time the commission has held a public hearing to investigate the conduct of local authority members.

It should be remebered that Fine Gael’s Sheila Casey said that the idea of any conflict of interest ‘had not occurred to her’, despite being an employee of the Gleneagle Group.