Fine Gael trustees discuss John Perry allegations

TD accused the party of pressuring a witness not to give evidence in his court challenge

Fine Gael TD John Perry has accused the party of putting a witness in his court challenge under pressure not to give evidence.

Fine Gael TD John Perry has accused the party of putting a witness in his court challenge under pressure not to give evidence.

 

Fine Gael trustees met last night to discuss allegations by former TD John Perry about a case taken against the party.

Mr Perry has alleged the party put a witness under pressure not to give evidence in a High Court challenge which he took against Fine Gael.

The former Sligo-Leitrim TD had taken and won a court case against the party and its handling of a selection convention in the constituency when he failed to win a nomination.

However, he was later added to the ticket after successfully challenging the case.

Mr Perry and the witness have now both written to Fine Gael outlining their concerns over the party’s actions in the lead-up to the High Court challenge.

The two pieces of correspondence were considered by the trustees at a meeting in the party’s headquarters last night.

Trustees

In a letter sent to chairman of the party Tom Curran, Mr Perry said a witness was pressurised not to attend the court hearing despite being subpoenaed.