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Sharkey could look for investigation into Murray’s appointments in Louth

Conn Murray

Conn Murray

Former Louth County Manager Conn Murray has come under plenty of fire in recent months for various appointments he has made in his new position in Limerick but an investigation into his appointments here could also be on the horizon.

The appointment of his best man Dr Pat Daly to a senior managerial role in Limerick City Council without an interview was heavily criticised before Christmas. Prior to that Mr Murray had previously been accused of cronyism over his appointment of Patricia Ryan to the position of CEO of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 body.

Ms Ryan’s resignation yesterday has dominated much of today’s headlines but one local councillor could be set to call for an investigation into Mr Murray’s past appointments in Louth.

Commenting on his Twitter feed last night, Sinn Féin’s Cllr Tomás Sharkey said: “Limerick City Manager was once County Manager in Louth. We probably need to check records for cronyism during that time.”

If Cllr Sharkey or Sinn Féin are to pursue the matter it is likely to be at the monthly meeting of the council later this month.

Mr Murray served as County Manager in Louth for five years prior to his departure in the summer of 2012. Last year he was replaced by Philomena Poole.

Cllr Sharkey's Tweet suggesting he may seek an investigation into appointments made by Conn Murray during his five year tenure as Louth County Manager

Cllr Sharkey’s Tweet suggesting he may seek an investigation into appointments made by Conn Murray during his five year tenure as Louth County Manager

Previously: Former Louth County Manager under fire after appointing his best man to a plum post in Limerick

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