Saturday 24 February 2018

Callely arrested and quizzed by gardaí

Ivor Callely
Ivor Callely

Ian Begley

Disgraced former politician Ivor Callely was arrested and quizzed yesterday for a number of hours. It's understood the arrest relates to an allegation of harassment which was made against the ex Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North-Central.

Callely (59) was held for questioning in Clontarf garda station yesterday morning for a number of hours before being released without charge.

A file has been sent to the DPP in relation to the matter.

It is understood the incident relates to an ongoing dispute over a property in north Dublin.Gardaí confirmed that a man in his 50s was arrested in Clontarf yesterday morning.

He was detained on suspicion of an offence under the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act.

"He was questioned and released without charge," a spokesperson said.

Callely (left)resigned from the Fianna Fáil party in 2010 amid huge controversy over expenses. The former junior transport minister hit the headlines again in 2014 when the Supreme Court ruled against him over a four-year-old dispute over €80,000 in travel expenses.

Irish Independent

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