Cllr Frank McBrearty has piled further pressure on embattled Cllr John O’Donnell by demanding he be expelled from the Independent Grouping on Donegal County Council.
The Raphoe councillor has written to chairman of the Independent Grouping saying he will resign if his requests are not met.
Cllr McBrearty wrote to Cllr Michael McBride saying the Independent Grouping must act now against Cllr O’Donnell following revelations against him on the RTE Investigates programme recently.
As well as demanding his expulsion, Cllr McBrearty wants Cllr O’Donnell to be expelled from all committees he serves under on the council.
In the letter to Cllr McBride, Cllr McBrearty states “I am not comfortable working with him as part of our grouping and feel it is a slap in the face to the people who elected us to continue to do so.
He then says that if the Independent Grouping do not expel Cllr O’Donnell within 48 hours, he will be left with no option but to resign.
The following is the full text of the letter sent by Cllr McBrearty to Cllr McBride calling for the expulsion of Cllr O’Donnell.
FAO the Chairman of the Independent grouping on Donegal Co Co.
I am writing you this email to request the following from our grouping on the Council.
1. That we expell Cllr John O’Donnell from our grouping with immediate effect.
2. That we expell him from all the committees given to him under the all inclusive deal agreed by all the political groupings on Council.
If the Independent grouping do not take the action requested by me above, in 1 & 2 within the next 48 hours from midnight tonight I will have no choice but to resign from the independent group on the the council. I do not want to do this but feel the others in the grouping are forcing my hand by not supporting my position on Cllr O’Donnell. To make things clear to the other independent members, Cllr O’Donnell brought everyone of our names into disrupt when he clearly said in the RTE prime time special programme that he could get 25 to 30 members to support him. I have taken the appropriate legal actions against Cllr O’Donnell but I am not comfortable working with him as part of our grouping and feel it is a slap in the face to the people who elected us to continue to do so.
Can you also ask Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill why he did not inform us at the special meeting concerning Cllr John O’Donnell of the LAMA special meeting in Tralee, as he is our representative on it.
Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr Chairman of the Stranorlar MD & member of the CPG.Tags: