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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Town councillor resigns over party stance

Fiach Kelly

One of the few Green Party candidates to win a seat in last year's local elections announced her resignation from the party yesterday.

Wicklow town councillor Pat Kavanagh was one of only 17 Green councillors returned to town, city and county councils.

"I can no longer stand over certain decisions made on behalf of the Green Party at government level, or justify them to myself or to my constituents, particularly in relation to the NAMA bill, appointments to state boards and the National Pensions Framework," Ms Kavanagh said.

Green leader John Gormley said Ms Kavanagh's decision had been flagged for some time.

Irish Independent

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