Anger within Fianna Fail in Limerick over “missing letters”

Eugene Phelan

Reporter:

Eugene Phelan

A QUESTION over “missing letters” has brought about huge tensions in Fianna Fail in Limerick and has led Cllr Eddie Wade to call on party leader Micheal Martin to carry out an investigation into why he and others were allegedly excluded from an important meeting of the organising body for east Limerick. 

A QUESTION over “missing letters” has brought about huge tensions in Fianna Fail in Limerick and has led Cllr Eddie Wade to call on party leader Micheal Martin to carry out an investigation into why he and others were allegedly excluded from an important meeting of the organising body for east Limerick. 

And he says the reason he was not invited to a meeting in his own heartland of Caherconlish was because Niall Collins wants “to shaft me”. 

Marie Garvey whose job is to send out letters to party members insisted this week that she sent out letters about the meeting, including a reminder to Cllr Wade and that she personally posted them.

Deputy Niall Collins insists he had nothing to do with sending out the notices or invitations. He said that reminders about the meeting were sent out on his notepaper to Cllr Wade and others.

In total, he said, that three letters were sent to Cllr Wade about the meeting including one on offical Fianna Fail headed paper.

“I am not the other side of the story here as I am being made out to be,” said Deputy Collins. “Before the constituency was changed he (Cllr Wade) had a problem with Willie O’Dea and Peter Power. Now that it is part of my territory he has a problem with me.”

Cllr Wade has sent  an official complaint to party headquarters and says that he wants party leader Micheal Martin to personally investigate the “carry on” against him in Limerick.

*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 29, 2011