Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea on the jailing of Ivor Callelly.
Members of different political parties have over the years breached the trust of the electorate in this way. There are a number of examples of criminal proceedings against various members of various parties.
I think, in fairness, all parties have taken a similar approach here. They’ve dealt very firmly and very decisively with any such breaches.
The vast majority of Irish citizens are suffering real hardship as a result of the catastrophe brought down upon them by our corrupt political system. The consequences of what has happened will be felt for generations to come.
Fianna Fail, the most corrupt political party in the county, is principally responsible for this betrayal of the Irish people.
Limerick City TD Willie O’Dea is a leading member of Fianna Fail.
O’Dea will not be sharing in the people’s suffering as this Irish Examiner report demonstrates.
Limerick City TD Willie O’Dea has taken €8,500 in “step-down” payments this year, on top of his Dáil salary of €92,000.
He claimed €54,000 in golden handshake payments in 2010 after being forced to resign as minister for defence in February 2010.
Under Oireachtas rules, he was entitled to 75% of his ministerial salary for six months after stepping down — up to August 2010.
He was entitled to half the salary up until this month and will be allowed to claim 25% of the salary between now and Christmas.
Here’s how the scumbag defended his greed:
I spend money my own way and I make donations to charity.
This pathetic response is on a par with that other low-life scumbag Bertie Ahern when he claimed he won his money on the horses.
Commentating on the appointment of Willie O’Dea to the new Fianna Fail front bench George Hook didn’t pull his punches.
This is a man who swore a false affidavit in the High Court.
Predictably, RTE did pull its punches.
Mr. O’Dea resigned over a controversy concerning an incorrect High Court affidavit.
Drug dealer and crime boss John Gilligan was branded a loser and a liar in court recentl (Irish Independent).
Judge Kevin Feeney said evidence given by Gilligan that he won some of his money on the horses was implausible, incredible and far fetched. The judge rejected his excuses out of hand.
Bertie Ahern also gave evidence, under oath, that he won some of his unexplained money on the horses. To date, his excuse remains unquestioned.
Gilligan’s claim that he received a Stg4m loan from a Joseph Saouma was also rejected as there was no documentary evidence for the loan.
The criminal Haughey received a number of similar ‘loans’ from various businessmen for which there was no documentary evidence.
The State never saw the need to give these transactions any serious consideration.
The judge said sworn affidavits submitted by Gilligan were not just inconsistent, they were irreconcilable.
The DPP recently decided that Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea had no case to answer for making a false statement in a sworn affidavit.