Fianna Fáil senator resigns after breaking ethics rules
Brian Ó Domhnaill found to have intentionally breached the legislation a decade ago
Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has resigned from Fianna Fáil, after he was found to have breached ethics legislation.
The commission found against him after a public inquiry into his travel and subsistence claims.
Sipo found that each breach was committed intentionally and was, “in all the circumstances, a serious matter”.
The organisation said it was a matter for Donegal County Council to pursue Mr Ó Domhnaill for the monies.
In a letter, Mr Ó Domhnaill said he would be appealing Sipo’s decision and that he is examining his options.
He also confirmed he had resigned from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, but said he would remain as an Independent Senator.