Kiely quashes ‘malicious’ web claims

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

FORMER mayor Kevin Kiely has confirmed his solicitor is investigating “malicious rumours” made about him on a popular Limerick website.

FORMER mayor Kevin Kiely has confirmed his solicitor is investigating “malicious rumours” made about him on a popular Limerick website.

Messages on a Limerick discussion web site contained remarks that the current deputy mayor “sustained a lot of damage” on a Saturday before Christmas “sometime after leaving one of his favorite [sic] places”

The same user on the forum alleged that a Dail deputy was also present with Cllr Kiely.

However, the northside independent councillor has moved quickly to quash rumours that he was harmed in any way and insists no such incident took place.

He confirmed his solicitor is looking at comments made on the forum with a view to having them removed.

“This is a malicious rumour, and as far as I’m concerned, this is where it stays. My solicitor is looking at these comments,” he told the Limerick Leader.

He said he is not giving “any credence” to them, and asked: “Why would anyone write anything that there is no truth in?”

The person who made the comments uses an alias. Asked who he thinks made them, Cllr Kiely suggested it could have been from a rival. “It is probably political, but it’s a load of crap,” he said.