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