Updated: 26/09/16 : 05:06:22Printable Version
FURTHER DETAILS have emerged of last year's row inside local Fine Gael as it tried to pick runners for the general election.
The height of the row saw Sligo TD John Perry shafted by his own party.....but later added back to the ticket.
has now emerged Fine Gael was recently requested to provide some of its
records to Ita Reynolds, pictured, sister of successful selection convention candidate Gerry Reynolds.
The request came from her lawyers, according to The Sunday Times yesterday.
the newspaper: ''Her solicitors have written to Fine Gael accusing
head office of reneging on an agreement to hand over documents relating
to the Perry case.''
However, no records were forthcoming: ''The legal case is now closed'' is the party's stock reply to allcomers.
It adds: ''The party has no further comment to make on the matter.''
newspaper recalled how ex Sligo TD John Perry told the High Court Ita
Reynolds had placed four ballots in the box at the selection convention
held in Drumshanbo.
However, it is believed there was an innocent explanation for this incident.
Ms Reynolds was placing ballots in the box for elderly delegates at the party convention.
The convention saw sitting TD John Perry deselected after 19 years in the Dail.
party later added him after a High Court hearing and discovery of
documents relating to the running of the delegate convention in
Meanwhile, Fine Gael has not responded any further to contacts made by John Perry.